(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 the highest net sell volume on Monday and lowest negative price Friction (bearish). This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices dropped faster with less Friction. MFA FINANCIAL INCORPORATED (NYSE:MFA), Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI), Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU), IMD COS INC (OTC:ICBU), Li & Fung Ltd (OTC:LFUGY), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). 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
MFA $-0.010 -0.08% 1,865,649 27.63% 3,163,085 46.84% -1,297,436 -1,297,436
ATVI $-0.020 -0.12% 12,025,807 45.10% 13,951,599 52.33% -1,925,792 -962,896
ALU $-0.020 -1.20% 2,528,059 23.41% 4,227,878 39.16% -1,699,819 -849,910
ICBU $-0.013 -27.51% 136,444 8.72% 1,428,438 91.28% -1,291,994 -1,001,546
LFUGY $-0.150 -5.77% 310,287 15.04% 1,872,308 90.74% -1,562,021 -104,135
FB $-0.690 -2.40% 17,189,321 47.84% 18,588,484 51.73% -1,399,163 -20,278
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have low price friction combined with more selling than buying (negative Net Volume) in their stocks. 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 MFA down $-0.01000 with a Friction Factor of -1,297,436 and a Net Volume of -1,297,436. That means that it takes 1,297,436 more shares of selling than buying to drop MFA by one penny. On Monday the Market Makers allowed the stock to move down on heavier selling than buying (low negative friction).
MFA FINANCIAL INCORPORATED (NYSE:MFA) - MFA Financial, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in residential agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Its MBS are secured by hybrid mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, and 15-year and longer term fixed-rate mortgages, as well as by mortgages that have interest rates that reset more frequently. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. MFA Financial, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) - Activision Blizzard, Inc. publishes online, personal computer (PC), console, handheld, and mobile interactive entertainment worldwide. It develops and publishes PC-based computer games and maintains its proprietary online-game related service, Battle.net. The company also develops, markets, and sells role-playing action and strategy PC-based computer games, as well as online subscription-based games in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game category. In addition, it provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software and hardware products. The company markets its products to direct mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, and game specialty stores through direct-to-retail basis, third-party distribution, and licensing arrangements, as well as digital online delivery methods. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a subsidiary of Vivendi S.A..
Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU) - Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. provides networking and communications technology, products, and services to service providers, enterprises, and governments worldwide. Its Networks segment designs Internet protocol (IP)/multiprotocol label switching service routers, carrier Ethernet service switches, multi-service wide-area-network switches, and content delivery network appliances; designs, manufactures, and markets microwave wireless transmission equipment and optical networking equipment; offers wireless products for 2G, 3G, and 4G networks to mobile operators; and designs and develops IP multimedia subsystem products and IP-based fixed access products. The company s Software, Services and Solutions segment specializes in the consulting, planning, design integration and optimization, and operations management and maintenance of multi-vendor telecommunications networks, as well as in the design, delivery, and operation of network-based software solutions. This segment also develops and sells communication products and solutions that help customers transit to next generation voice, video, and messaging communications services; mobile commerce applications; payment and charging applications, including real-time rating, charging, billing, and payment applications for voice and data services; customer experience applications that enable communication providers to offer, activate, support, and manage a range of high-speed Internet, VoIP, video, mobile, and converged services; an open API platform, which allows developers to collaborate, build, test, and distribute new applications for service provider networks; and CloudBand solution that allows service providers to deliver cloud services to their customers. Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. was formerly known as Alcatel, S.A. and changed its name to Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. in December, 2006. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Paris, France..
IMD COS INC (OTC:ICBU) - Optimum Mobile Imaging, Corp., through its subsidiary, Integrated Medical Diagnostics, Inc., provides medical diagnostics testing services for on-site participating medical clinics and physician offices primarily in the United States. It also focuses on marketing and distributing nutraceutical supplements, pills, bars, and gels through participating clinics and on-line Web marketing retail methods. The company provides its products and services for the health and fitness nutraceutical and medical diagnostics services markets. The company was formerly known as IMD Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Optimum Mobile Imaging, Corp. in January 2012. Optimum Mobile Imaging, Corp. is based in Tampa, Florida..
Li & Fung Ltd (OTC:LFUGY) - Li & Fung Limited, multinational group, engages in the design, development, sourcing, and distribution of consumer goods worldwide. The company manages supply chain for retailers and brands in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia through three interconnected business networks comprising trading, logistics, and distribution. Li & Fung Limited was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Hong Kong, Hong Kong..
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) - Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company builds tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other; enables developers to build social applications on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook; and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. As of February 2, 2012, it had 845 million monthly users and 443 million daily users. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California..
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