(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 3945 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2110 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3059 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net sell volume on Thursday 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. Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO), Nuance Communications Inc (NASDAQ:NUAN), Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN), Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI), Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST), Federal National Mortgage Association (OTC:FNMA). 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
MO $-0.170 -0.47% 1,722,170 23.81% 3,816,044 52.76% -2,093,874 -123,169
NUAN $-0.290 -1.51% 4,093,114 43.19% 5,364,484 56.60% -1,271,370 -43,840
RDN $-0.040 -0.31% 2,300,987 27.94% 3,944,301 47.90% -1,643,314 -410,829
ATVI $-0.870 -5.70% 8,575,570 45.45% 10,078,985 53.42% -1,503,415 -17,281
HST $-0.120 -0.62% 1,260,586 20.21% 2,776,795 44.51% -1,516,209 -126,351
FNMA $-0.031 -3.44% 36,060,323 48.12% 38,403,998 51.24% -2,343,675 -756,024
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 MO down $-0.17000 with a Friction Factor of -123,169 and a Net Volume of -2,093,874. That means that it takes 123,169 more shares of selling than buying to drop MO by one penny. On Monday the Market Makers allowed the stock to move down on heavier selling than buying (low negative friction).
Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) - Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, Husky, and Marlboro Snus brands; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and pipe tobacco. The company also produces and sells blended table wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest names; and distributes Antinori and Villa Maria Estate wines, and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it maintains a portfolio of leveraged and direct finance leases in rail and surface transport, aircraft, electric power, real estate, and manufacturing. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. markets its wine products to restaurants, wholesale clubs, supermarkets, wine shops, and mass merchandisers. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia..
Nuance Communications Inc (NASDAQ:NUAN) - Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. It provides dictation and transcription solutions and services that provide platforms to generate and distribute clinical documentation; clinical documentation improvement programs; and speech recognition solutions for radiology, cardiology, pathology, and related specialties enabling healthcare providers to dictate, edit, and sign reports without manual transcription. The company also offers mobile and consumer solutions and services comprising an integrated suite of voice control and text-to-speech solutions; dictation applications; predictive text technologies; mobile messaging services; and dictation, Web search, and voicemail-to-text services for use in phones, cars, tablets, desktop and portable computers, personal navigation devices, and other consumer electronics. In addition, it provides customer service business intelligence and authentication solutions, such as speech recognition, natural language understanding, text-to-speech, biometric voice recognition, and analytics for enterprises in the telecommunications, financial services, travel, entertainment, and government sectors to support, understand, and communicate with their customers. Further, the company offers document imaging, print management, and PDF solutions to multifunction printer manufacturers, home offices, small businesses, and enterprise customers; and software development toolkits to independent software vendors, as well as licenses its software to multifunction printer manufacturers. Nuance Communications, Inc. markets and sells its products through direct sales force and a network of resellers, as well as through its e-commerce Website. The company was formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in October 2005. Nuance Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts..
Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN) - Radian Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a credit enhancement company in the United States. The company offers credit-related insurance coverage, primarily through private mortgage insurance, and risk management services to mortgage lending institutions. Its private mortgage insurance protects the holders of the company s insurance from default-related losses on residential mortgage loans made generally to home buyers, as well as facilitates the sale of these mortgage loans in the secondary mortgage market. The company primarily serves mortgage originators, such as mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, and community banks. Radian Group Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..
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..
Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) - Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland..
Federal National Mortgage Association (OTC:FNMA) - Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) provides liquidity and stability support in the secondary mortgage market in the United States. The company securitizes mortgage loans originated by lenders in the primary mortgage market into Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities (Fannie Mae MBS). It operates in three segments: Single-Family Credit Guaranty, Multifamily, and Capital Markets. The Single-Family Credit Guaranty segment securitizes single-family mortgage loans into Fannie Mae MBS and facilitates the purchase of single-family mortgage loans for the company s mortgage portfolio. The Multifamily segment securitizes multifamily mortgage loans into Fannie Mae MBS and facilitates the purchase of multifamily mortgage loans for its mortgage portfolio. This segment also invests in rental and for-sale housing projects. The Capital Markets segment manages the company s investment activity in mortgage-related assets and other interest-earning non-mortgage investments. This segment provides funds to the mortgage market through short-term financing and investing activities. The company s financing activities include whole loan conduit transactions, early funding transactions, real estate mortgage investment conduit and other structured securitization activities, and mortgage-backed securities trading services. Its principal customers include mortgage banking companies, savings and loan associations, savings banks, commercial banks, credit unions, community banks, insurance companies, and state and local housing finance agencies. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Washington, the District of Columbia..
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