(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Monday. 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 Monday there were 4076 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2402 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2931 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bearish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices dropped. GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. (NASDAQ:GILD), General Electric Co (NYSE:GE), MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Vale SA (NYSE:VALE), Virgin Media Inc (NASDAQ:VMED), Western Union Co (NYSE:WU). 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
GILD $-0.490 -1.20% 7,579,028 68.67% 3,700,647 33.53% 3,878,381 Abnormal
GE $-0.030 -0.12% 7,484,680 37.96% 6,037,343 30.62% 1,447,337 Abnormal
MGM $-0.470 -3.48% 6,156,668 38.12% 5,157,135 31.93% 999,533 Abnormal
VALE $-0.100 -0.48% 3,289,106 33.59% 2,324,611 23.74% 964,495 Abnormal
VMED $-0.070 -0.15% 6,177,215 55.24% 4,857,010 43.43% 1,320,205 Abnormal
WU $-0.260 -1.80% 6,715,551 43.40% 4,934,765 31.89% 1,780,786 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Monday and their stock prices dropped. 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 GILD with 3,878,381 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.49000. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more buying than selling should cause prices to rise.
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. (NASDAQ:GILD) - Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes human therapeutics for the treatment of life threatening diseases worldwide. Its products include Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Complera/Eviplera, and Emtriva for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; Viread and Hepsera oral formulations for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B; Letairis, an oral formulation for pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet for chronic angina; Lexiscan/Rapiscan, a test that detects and characterizes coronary artery disease; Cayston, an inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients; Tamiflu, a capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. The company also provides other products, such as AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections; Vistide, an antiviral medication for the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS; and Macugen, an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular macular degeneration. In addition, it has product candidates in various stages for the treatment of HIV, which include integrase single-tablet regimen Quad; Cobicistat and Elvitegravir in Phase III; and GS-7340 in Phase II, as well as for liver disease, which consist of GS-7977 in Phase III; GS-5885, GS-9451, and GS-6624 in Phase II; and GS-7340, GS-9620, and GS-9669 in Phase I. Further, the company s product candidates in various stages for the treatment of cardiovascular/metabolic diseases comprise Ranolazine in Phase III; and for the treatment of respiratory diseases consist of Aztreonam for inhalation solution in Phase III, as well as GS-6624 in Phase I. Additionally, it has product candidates in various stages for inflammation/oncology diseases that include GS-1101 in Phase III; GS-1101 and GS-6624 in Phase II; and GS-9973 in Phase I. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Foster City, California..
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..
MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) - MGM Resorts International, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casino resorts. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas; Fallen Oak golf course in Saucier, Mississippi; and the Primm Valley golf club at the California state line. It owns and operates approximately 15 resorts in the United States. In addition, MGM Resorts International has an agreement with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns and operates Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut to carry the MGM Grand brand name. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada..
Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) - Vale S.A. engages in the exploration, production, and sale of basic metals in Brazil and internationally. The company is also involved in energy, logistics, and steel businesses. Its Bulk Material segment engages in the extraction of iron ore and pellet production, as well as operation of Brazilian northern and southern transportation systems, including railroads, ports, and terminals related to mining operations. This segment also includes manganese ore mining and ferroalloys activities. The company s Base Metals segment produces non-ferrous minerals, including nickel, copper, and aluminum; and is involved in aluminum trading, alumina refining, aluminum metal smelting, and bauxite mining activities. Its Fertilizers segment provides potash, phosphates, and nitrogen. The company s Logistic Services segment provides cargo transportation services for third parties through ships, ports, and railroads. In addition, Vale S.A. generates energy through hydroelectric power plants. The company was formerly known as Cia Vale do Rio Doce and changed its name to Vale S.A. in May 2009. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
Virgin Media Inc (NASDAQ:VMED) - Virgin Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom. The company offers cable broadband Internet, television, and fixed line telephone services under the Virgin Media brand to residential customers; mobile telephony services through Virgin Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator; broadband and telephone services to residential customers through third-party telecommunications networks; and video on demand services, including access to movies, television programs, music videos, and other on-demand content, as well as provides digital video recorders. It also offers voice, data, and Internet solutions to commercial customers comprising analog telephony and managed data networks and applications, as well as supplies communications services to health and emergency services providers. As of December 31, 2011, the company provided cable broadband services to approximately 4 million subscribers; cable television services to approximately 3.76 million residential subscribers; cable telephony services to approximately 4.2 million residential subscribers; mobile telephony services to approximately 3 million customers; non-cable fixed line telephone services to approximately 163,300 subscribers; and voice, data, and Internet solutions to approximately 50,000 businesses and 250 public sector organizations. The company offers its products and services through telesales, customer care centers, and online, as well as through its sales force. It serves mobile and fixed-line service providers, systems integrators, and Internet service providers; and private and public sector organizations. The company was formerly known as NTL Incorporated and changed its name to Virgin Media Inc. in February 2007. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in New York, New York..
Western Union Co (NYSE:WU) - The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Consumer-to-Consumer and Global Business Payments. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers money transfer services, including walk-in money transfer, online money transfer, account based money transfer, and mobile money transfer through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The Global Business Payments segment provides business-to-business payment solutions for cross-border and cross-currency transactions, as well as Travelex global business payments services through phone and Internet; services that allow consumers to send funds to businesses and government agencies using cash and debit cards; and Quick Cash, a cash disbursement service for businesses and government agencies to send money to employees or individuals. This segment also offers Western Union Convenience Pay, a service to send payments by cash or check to utilities and telecommunication providers; walk-in and cash bill payment services under the Pago F cil and Western Union brand names; Speedpay, a service that allows consumers to make payments to various businesses using credit cards, debit cards, automated clearing house (ACH), and checks; and Equity Accelerator service, which enables consumers to make mortgage payments by ACH. The company also provides money orders for making purchases, paying bills, and as an alternative to checks; and prepaid cards that allow consumers to load money or receive a direct deposit onto the card for use. As of June 30, 2012, the company offered its services through a network of 510,000 agent locations. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado..
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