(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 4005 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2641 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2798 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Thursday and lowest price Friction (bullish). This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices rose faster with less Friction. MGIC Investment Corp (NYSE:MTG), Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC), Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK), Force Energy Corp (OTC:FORC), 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
MTG $0.200 7.14% 14,413,208 39.86% 11,295,446 31.24% 3,117,762 155,888
MU $0.210 2.57% 24,155,996 55.22% 19,772,737 45.20% 4,383,259 208,727
WFC $0.030 0.08% 8,752,603 42.48% 4,413,737 21.42% 4,338,866 1,446,289
LUK $0.220 0.82% 9,378,573 64.26% 2,129,082 14.59% 7,249,491 329,522
FORC $0.012 393.33% 32,064,282 53.45% 24,393,204 40.66% 7,671,078 6,500,914
FB $0.370 1.38% 47,498,134 62.57% 28,422,703 37.44% 19,075,431 515,552
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have high net dollar gains (Change) and very low price friction 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 MTG with a Net Buy Volume of 3,117,762 shares and a Friction Factor of 155,888 shares. That means that it takes 155,888 more shares of buying than selling to move MTG higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Thursday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
MGIC Investment Corp (NYSE:MTG) - MGIC Investment Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides mortgage insurance to lenders and government sponsored entities in the United States. The company offers primary insurance coverage that provides mortgage default protection on individual loans, as well as covers unpaid loan principal, delinquent interest, and various expenses associated with the default and subsequent foreclosure; pool insurance coverage, which covers the excess of the loss on a defaulted mortgage loan that exceeds the claim payment under the primary coverage; and bulk transactions, in which the individual loans in the insured portfolio are insured to specified levels of coverage. It also participates in risk sharing arrangements and captive mortgage reinsurance arrangements. In addition, the company provides contract underwriting and related services; and various mortgage services, such as portfolio retention and secondary marketing of mortgage-related assets for the mortgage finance industry. It serves originators of residential mortgage loans, including savings institutions, commercial banks, mortgage brokers, credit unions, mortgage bankers, and other lenders. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin..
Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) - Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and marketing semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products for data storage and retrieval comprise dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products, including DDR2 and DDR3 for use as main system memory in computers and servers; and other specialty DRAM memory products, such as DDR and DDR2 mobile low power DRAM, DDR, SDRAM, reduced latency DRAM, and pseudo-static RAM used in laptop computers, tablets, and other consumer devices. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, including RealSSD solid-state drives, flash memory cards, CompactFlash and memory stick products, SD memory cards, and JumpDrive products used in mobile phones, MP3/4 players, computers, solid-state drives, tablets, digital still cameras, and other personal and consumer applications. In addition, it resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND flash suppliers. Further, Micron Technology, Inc. provides NOR flash memory products that are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices used in consumer electronics, industrial, wired and wireless communications, computing, and automotive applications; and manufactures semiconductor components for CMOS image sensors and other semiconductor products. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors, as well as through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho..
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC) - Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement. The Community Banking segment offers deposits, such as checking, market rate, and individual retirement accounts; savings and time deposits; and debit cards. Its loan products comprise lines of credit, auto floor plans, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education and residential mortgage loans, and credit cards. It also provides equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration and venture capital financing, cash management, payroll, retirement plans, health savings accounts, merchant payment processing, mutual funds, and investment management services; and purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants. The Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection, foreign exchange, treasury and investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, commercial electronic office portal, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency, and investment banking services. It also provides construction loans for commercial and residential development, land acquisition and development loans, interim financing, rehabilitation and affordable housing loans, permanent and CRE loans, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, wealth management, brokerage, retirement, trust, and reinsurance services. As of November 6, 2012, Wells Fargo & Company operated approximately 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet, and had offices in approximately in 35 countries. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK) - Leucadia National Corporation engages in beef processing, manufacturing, gaming entertainment, real estate activities, medical product development, and winery operations in the United States and internationally. The company processes, packages, and delivers boxed beef, ground beef, hides, tallow, and other beef and beef by-products. It is also involved in remanufacturing, manufacturing, and/or distributing dimension lumber, home center boards for retailers, pine decking, and other specialty wood products; and manufacturing and marketing lightweight plastic netting used in building and construction, erosion control, packaging, agricultural, carpet padding, filtration, and consumer products. The company s gaming entertainment operations consist of owning the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi located in Biloxi, Mississippi, which includes 325 rooms and suites, 1,305 slot machines, 52 table games, 6 live poker tables, 5 restaurants, and a spa. Its real estate activities include investment in commercial properties, residential land development projects, and other unimproved land. The company s medical product development operations comprise the development of MP4OX that has completed a Phase II proof of concept clinical trial and is a solution of cell-free hemoglobin, administered intravenously to provide oxygen delivery to ischemic tissues; and MP4CO, a product in Phase Ib clinical study to treat sickle cell disease patients. In addition, it engages in the production and sale of wines; and investment and evaluation of gasification projects to convert various types of low grade fossil fuels into energy products. The company was founded in 1854 and is based in New York, New York..
Force Energy Corp (OTC:FORC) - Force Energy Corporation, a development stage company, engages in identifying, evaluating, qualifying, and investing in potential natural gas and oil wells. It holds a 50% working interest in the Hayter Well located in Alberta, Canada. Force Energy Corp. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado..
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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