(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Thursday. 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 Thursday there were 3675 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3518 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2120 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. LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:LOW), CAPITALSOURCE INC (NYSE:CSE), Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX), JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC), SANDRIDGE ENERGY, INC. (NYSE:SD). 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
LOW $-0.250 -0.63% 3,445,906 46.99% 1,507,943 20.56% 1,937,963 Abnormal
CSE $-0.070 -0.72% 4,420,776 62.76% 1,129,569 16.04% 3,291,207 Abnormal
ESRX $-0.930 -1.57% 5,978,475 58.01% 4,264,089 41.37% 1,714,386 Abnormal
JPM $-0.160 -0.32% 9,088,528 37.68% 6,134,959 25.44% 2,953,569 Abnormal
INTC $-0.010 -0.02% 16,101,829 55.92% 12,593,677 43.74% 3,508,152 Abnormal
SD $-0.140 -2.39% 10,193,151 37.90% 7,915,994 29.43% 2,277,157 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Thursday 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 LOW with 1,937,963 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.25000. 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.
LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:LOW) - Lowe s Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. The company provides home improvement products under the categories of appliances, lawn and landscape, fashion electrical, lumber, building materials, paint, home fashions, storage and cleaning, rough plumbing, flooring, tools, seasonal living, millwork, hardware, fashion plumbing, nursery, and cabinets and countertops, as well as boards, panel products, irrigation pipe, vinyl siding, and ladders. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories. The company serves homeowners and renters consisting of do-it-yourself customers and do-it-for-me customers; and commercial business customers who work in construction, repair/remodel, commercial and residential property management, or business maintenance professions. As of February 1, 2013, it operated 1,754 stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico covering 197.4 million square feet of retail selling space. The company also offers its products through Lowes.com. Lowe s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina..
CAPITALSOURCE INC (NYSE:CSE) - CapitalSource Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financial products to small and middle market businesses in the United States. The company offers senior secured, asset-based, real estate, and cash flow loans, which have a first priority lien in the collateral securing the loan. Its asset-based loans are collateralized by specified assets of the client, primarily the client s accounts receivable, inventory, and/or machinery; and real estate loans are secured by senior mortgages on real property. The company focuses on providing equipment loans and leases; loans to healthcare providers; commercial real estate and multifamily real estate loans; loans secured by timeshare, auto, and other consumer receivables; and loans to technology companies, small businesses, dentists, physicians, pharmacists, and optometrists, as well as to companies in the physical security, government security, and public safety sectors. It also offers depository products and services, such as savings and money market accounts, individual retirement account products, and certificates of deposit. The company operates through 21 retail bank branches in southern and central California. CapitalSource Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California..
Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) - Express Scripts Holding Company provides a range of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services in North America. It offers healthcare management and administration services on behalf of its clients, which include health maintenance organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers compensation plans, and government health programs. The company s integrated PBM services comprise network claims processing, home delivery services, patient care and direct specialty and fertility home delivery to patients, benefit plan design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, drug data analysis services, distribution of injectable drugs to patients homes and physicians offices, bio-pharma services, and fulfillment of prescriptions to low-income patients through manufacturer-sponsored patient assistance programs. It is also involved in the distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers and clinics; international retail network pharmacy management; home delivery pharmacy services in Germany; scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines, and diabetes prescriptions and testing supplies; and healthcare administration and implementation of consumer-directed healthcare solutions. The company was formerly known as Aristotle Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Express Scripts Holding Company on April 2, 2012 as a result of its merger with Medco Health Solutions, Inc. Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri..
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) - JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. Its Investment Bank segment offers various investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, risk management, market-making in cash securities and derivative instruments, prime brokerage, and research services for corporations, financial institutions, governments, and institutional investors. The company s Commercial Banking segment provides lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management services to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and not-for-profit entities. Its Treasury and Securities Services segment offers cash management, trade, wholesale card, and liquidity products and services to small and mid-sized companies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, and government entities. This segment also holds, values, clears, and services securities, cash, and alternative investments for investors and broker-dealers; and manages depositary receipt programs. The company s Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management services to institutions, retail investors, and high-net-worth individuals. This segment offers investment management in equities, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private equity, and liquidity products, as well as trust and estate, banking, and brokerage services to high-net-worth clients; and retirement services for corporations and individuals. Its Retail Financial Services segment offers consumer and business, and mortgage banking products and services that include checking and savings accounts, mortgages, home equity and business loans, and investments. The company s Card Services and Auto segment provides payment processing and merchant acquiring services. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1823 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC) - Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. It offers microprocessors that process system data and controls other devices in the system; and chipsets, which sends data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; system-on-chip products that integrate its processing functions with other system components, including graphics, audio, and video onto a single chip; wired network connectivity products; and wireless connectivity products. The company also provides mobile phone components comprising baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and mobile phone platforms, such as Bluetooth wireless technology and global positioning systems receivers, software solutions, customization, and interoperability tests. In addition, it offers endpoint security, network and content security, risk and compliance, and consumer and mobile security software products for consumer, mobile, and corporate environments to protect systems from malicious virus attacks, as well as loss of data. Further, the company provides NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California..
SANDRIDGE ENERGY, INC. (NYSE:SD) - SandRidge Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent natural gas and oil company in the United States. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties. Its Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil reserves with focus on the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin. This segment also operates leasehold positions in the West Texas Overthrust (WTO), Gulf Coast, and Gulf of Mexico. The company s Drilling and Oil Field Services segment is involved in the contract drilling of oil and natural gas wells primarily in the west Texas region. This segment also offers oil field services, including providing pulling units, trucking, rental tools, location, and road construction and roustabout services. Its Midstream Gas Services segment engages in purchasing, gathering, treating, and selling natural gas in west Texas. As of December 31, 2011, its estimated proved reserves were 470.6 million barrels of oil equivalent, of which approximately 52% were oil. The company also had interests in 5,043 gross producing wells, as well as in approximately 2,695,000 gross acres under lease. In addition, it had 21 rigs drilling in the Mid-Continent and 15 rigs drilling in the Permian Basin. SandRidge Energy, Inc. is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma..
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