(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 4034 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2337 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3094 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. Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC), MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT), Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN), SANDRIDGE ENERGY, INC. (NYSE:SD), GenOn Energy Inc (NYSE:GEN). 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
MU $-0.050 -0.89% 10,580,050 56.06% 8,285,766 43.90% 2,294,284 Abnormal
INTC $-0.140 -0.68% 14,241,700 52.74% 12,903,439 47.78% 1,338,261 Abnormal
MSFT $-0.580 -2.01% 31,696,599 52.15% 28,987,581 47.69% 2,709,018 Abnormal
GRPN $-0.070 -2.54% 9,661,029 55.33% 7,803,077 44.69% 1,857,952 Abnormal
SD $-0.190 -3.45% 11,280,120 36.89% 9,332,443 30.52% 1,947,677 Abnormal
GEN $-0.060 -2.45% 4,439,728 45.49% 2,559,205 26.22% 1,880,523 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 MU with 2,294,284 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.05000. 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.
Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) - Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products include dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products that provide data storage and retrieval, which include DDR2 and DDR3; and other specialty DRAM memory products, including DDR, SDRAM, DDR and DDR2 mobile low power DRAM, pseudo-static RAM, and reduced latency DRAM. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, which are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor devices that retain content when power is turned off. In addition, it provides NOR flash memory products that are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; phase change memory products; and image sensor products. Micron Technologys products are used in a range of electronic applications, including personal computers, workstations, network servers, mobile phones, flash memory cards, USB storage devices, digital still cameras, MP3/4 players, and in automotive applications. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors, as well as through a Web-based customer direct sales channel. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho..
INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC) - Intel Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in notebooks, netbooks, desktops, servers, workstations, storage products, embedded applications, communications products, consumer electronics devices, and handhelds. The company also provides system on chip products that integrate its core processing functionalities with other system components, such as graphics, audio, and video, onto a single chip. In addition, it offers chipset products that send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, including keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive, and CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drives; motherboards designed for desktop, server, and workstation platforms, and that has connectors for attaching devices to the bus; and wired and wireless connectivity products consisting of network adapters and embedded wireless cards used to translate and transmit data across networks. Further, the company provides NAND flash memory products primarily used in portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and solid-state drives; software products comprising operating systems, middleware, and tools used to develop, run, and manage various enterprise, consumer, embedded, and handheld devices; and software development tools that enable the creation of applications. Additionally, it develops computing platforms, which are integrated hardware and software computing technologies designed to offer an optimized solution. The company sells its products principally to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, PC components and other products users, and other manufacturers of industrial and communications equipment. It has a strategic alliance with Scientific Conservation Inc. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California..
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT) - Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. The companys Windows & Windows Live Division segment offers Windows operating system, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer. It offers Windows operating system, which include Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Home, as well as Windows Live suite of applications and Web services. Microsofts Server and Tools segment provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Visual Studio, Silverlight, System Center products, Biz Talk server, Microsoft consulting services, and product support services. This segment also provides enterprise consulting and product support services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The companys Online Services Division segment offers online information products, such as Bing, MSN portals, and channels; and an online advertising platform for publishers and advertisers. Microsofts Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps. The companys Entertainment and Devices Division segment develops, produces, and markets the Xbox 360 platform; PC software games; online games and services; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; Windows Phone and Windows Embedded device platforms; the Zune digital music and entertainment platform; and application software for Apples Macintosh computers, Microsoft PC hardware products, and other devices. This segment also involves in retail and marketing of packaged versions of the Microsoft Office system and the Windows operating systems. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington..
Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) - GREATER PA CORP.
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 in the West Texas Overthrus (WTO) and the Permian Basin. The companys Drilling and Oil Field Services segment drills wells for other oil and natural gas companies, primarily in the west Texas region. This segments oil field services include providing drilling rigs, pulling units, mud logging, trucking, rental tools, location and road construction, and roustabout services to third-parties. Its Midstream Gas Services segment provides gathering, compression, processing, and treating services of natural gas in west Texas. The company also captures and transports CO2 to the Permian Basin for use in tertiary oil recovery operations, as well as operates interests in the Mid-Continent, the Cotton Valley Trend in east Texas, the Gulf Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico. As of December 31, 2009, it had estimated proved reserves of 1,312.2 Bcfe, of which 52% were natural gas. The company also had 3,373 gross producing wells, as well as had oil interests in 1,720,909 gross leased acres. In addition, it had 8 rigs drilling in the WTO, 4 rigs drilling in the Permian Basin, 2 rigs drilling in East Texas, and 1 rig drilling in the Mid-Continent. The company, formerly known as Riata Energy, Inc., was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma..
GenOn Energy Inc (NYSE:GEN) - GenOn Energy, Inc. operates as a generator of wholesale electricity in the United States. Its portfolio of power generation facilities include baseload, intermediate, and peaking units using coal, natural gas, and oil to generate electricity. The company owns, contracts, or operates approximately 49 power generation stations with generation capacity of 24,599 megawatts. The company was formerly known as Mirant Corporation and changed its name to GenOn Energy, Inc. on December 4, 2010. The company is based in Houston, Texas..
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