(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Wednesday. Since October 2008 market makers are now required to be on the bid as much as they are on the offer and for like amounts of stock. This Fair Market Making Requirement is designed to prevent market makers from manipulating stock prices. On Wednesday there were 3634 companies with "abnormal" market making, 4076 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1692 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bullish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices rose. General Electric Co (NYSE:GE), EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC), WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC), Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARNA), Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD), Safeway Inc (NYSE:SWY). To access Friction Factor, Naked Short Data and SqueezeTrigger Prices on all stocks please visit http://www.buyins.net .
Market Maker Friction Factor is shown in the chart below:
Symbol Change Percent Buy Volume Buy %% Sell Volume Sell %% Net Volume Friction
GE $0.520 2.24% 11,453,371 29.02% 13,611,270 34.49% -2,157,899 Abnormal
EMC $0.090 0.38% 11,663,611 29.96% 13,223,545 33.97% -1,559,934 Abnormal
WFC $0.240 0.64% 5,721,862 24.30% 8,205,437 34.85% -2,483,575 Abnormal
ARNA $0.030 0.37% 2,425,318 33.74% 4,263,348 59.31% -1,838,030 Abnormal
VOD $0.420 1.48% 5,167,261 39.48% 7,692,874 58.78% -2,525,613 Abnormal
SWY $0.280 1.09% 1,168,042 18.39% 3,808,413 59.97% -2,640,371 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Wednesday and their stock prices rose. The Friction Factor displays how many more shares of buying than selling are required to move a stock higher by one cent or how many more shares of selling than buying moves a stock lower by 1 cent.
For example, the chart above shows GE with 2,157,899 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.52000. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more selling than buying should cause prices to drop.
General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) - General Electric Company operates as a technology and financial services company worldwide. The company s Energy Infrastructure segment offers wind turbines; gas and steam turbines and generators; integrated gasification combined cycle systems; aircraft engine derivatives; nuclear reactors, fuel, and support services; oil and gas extraction and mining motors and control systems; aftermarket services; water treatment solutions; power conversion infrastructure technology and services; and integrated electrical equipment and systems. This segment also provides surface and subsea drilling and production systems, equipment for floating production platforms, compressors, turbines, turboexpanders, high pressure reactors, and industrial power generation and auxiliary equipment, as well as pipeline integrity, measurement, inspection, monitoring, and radiation measurement solutions to the oil and gas industry. Its Aviation segment offers jet engines, turboprop and turbo shaft engines, related replacement parts, and aerospace systems and equipment for use in military and commercial aircraft; and maintenance, component repair, and overhaul services. The company s Healthcare segment provides medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, disease research, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, and remote diagnostic and repair services. Its Transportation segment provides drive technology solutions to various industries, including railroad, transit, mining, oil and gas, power generation, and marine. The company s Home and Business Solutions segment provides home appliances; lighting products; and plant automation, hardware, software, and embedded computing systems. Its GE Capital segment offers commercial loans and leases, fleet management, financial programs, home loans, credit cards, personal loans, and other financial services. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut..
EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC) - EMC Corporation develops, delivers, and supports the information and virtual infrastructure technologies and solutions. The company offers enterprise storage systems and software, which are deployed in storage area networks (SAN), networked attached storage (NAS), unified storage combining NAS and SAN, object storage, and/or direct attached storage environments, as well as provides backup and recovery, and disaster recovery and archiving solutions. It also offers information security solutions in various areas, such as enterprise governance, risk and compliance, data loss prevention, security information management, continuous network monitoring, fraud protection, identity assurance and access control, and encryption and key management. In addition, the company provides information intelligence software, solutions, and services, including EMC Captiva for intelligent enterprise capture; EMC Document Sciences for customer communications management; EMC Kazeon for e-discovery; EMC Documentum xCP for building business solutions and an action engine for big data; and the EMC Documentum platform for managing and delivering enterprise information. Further, it offers virtual and cloud infrastructure products, such as virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions that address a range of IT problems, as well as facilitate access to cloud computing capacity, business continuity, software lifecycle management, and corporate end-user computing device management. In addition, the company provides consulting, technology deployment, managed, customer support, and training and certification services. EMC Corporation markets its products through direct sales and through various distribution channels in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. It has a strategic partnership with Lenovo. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts..
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC) - Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services. The company's Community Banking segment offers deposits, such as checking accounts, savings deposits, market rate accounts, individual retirement accounts, time deposits, and debit cards; and loan products, including lines of credit, auto floor plan lines, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, residential mortgage loans, and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate and other commercial financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, health savings accounts, credit cards, merchant payment processing, and private label financing solutions, as well as purchases retail installment contracts. Its Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, online/electronic products, and investment banking services. This segment also provides construction loans, land acquisition and development loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, interim financing arrangements, rehabilitation loans, affordable housing loans and letters of credit, permanent loans for securitization, commercial real estate loan servicing, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The company's Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, wealth management, brokerage, retirement, trust, and reinsurance services. As of February 25, 2013, it provided services through approximately 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet, and offices in approximately in 35 countries. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARNA) - Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing oral drugs that target G protein-coupled receptors in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases. The company s advanced stage drug candidate includes the lorcaserin for the treatment of weight management, including weight loss and maintenance of weight loss. Its product in clinical development comprises APD811, which is under Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The company s preclinical development programs include APD334, an oral treatment for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis; and APD371 for the treatment of pain. The company also researches and develops GPR119, a pharmaceutical target for discovering orally available small molecule agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, as well as temanogrel, nelotanserin, and earlier-stage programs. In addition, the company provides manufacturing services. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in San Diego, California..
Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) - Vodafone Group Plc provides mobile telecommunication services worldwide. It offers mobile voice services to approximately 407 million customers; messaging services; mobile data services; fixed broadband services; and whole sale carrier services. The company also provides business managed services, such as secure remote network access services, as well as operates and sells mobile virtual network access. In addition, it supplies smartphones and tablets; designs, manufactures, and sells handsets under the Vodafone brand; and supplies connected smart devices, such as 4G/LTE mobile broadband stick, and Vodafone WebBox that enables customer to connect to the Internet through television sets. The company directly owns and manages approximately 2,200 stores, as well as has approximately 10,300 Vodafone-branded stores operated through franchises and dealer arrangements. It also offers its products and services through third party services providers, independent dealers, distributors, and retailers, as well as through Internet. Vodafone Group Plc was founded in 1984 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom..
Safeway Inc (NYSE:SWY) - Safeway Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. Its stores offers a selection of food and general merchandise; and features various specialty departments, such as bakery, delicatessen, floral, seafood, and pharmacy, as well as Starbucks coffee shops, and adjacent fuel centers. The company also owns and operates online grocery channels, including Safeway.com and Vons.com; and purchases, produces, and processes private label merchandise comprising milk, bakery goods, ice cream, cheese, meat products, soft drinks, fruits, vegetables, cakes, and sandwiches. It offers its products under various brands, including the Safeway, O Organics, Eating Right, Open Nature, Bright Green, Safeway SELECT, Signature Caf , Rancher s Reserve, Primo Taglio, Waterfront BISTRO, Debi Lilly, Lucerne, Refreshe, the Snack Artist, and Pantry Essentials. As of December 29, 2012, Safeway Inc. operated 1,641 stores. The company was formerly known as Safeway Stores, Incorporated and changed its name to Safeway Inc. in February 1990. Safeway Inc. was founded in 1915 and is based in Pleasanton, California..
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