(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Wednesday. 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 Wednesday there were 3623 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2054 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3770 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net sell volume on Wednesday 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. Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK), BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC), Banco Santander SA (NYSE:STD), SPRINT NEXTEL CORP (NYSE:S), ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS INC (NASDAQ:ARNA), GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC-CL A (NYSE:GNW). 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
NOK $-0.130 -3.20% 11,098,261 27.78% 13,362,395 33.45% -2,264,134 -174,164
BAC $-0.010 -0.11% 50,081,950 31.72% 53,316,580 33.77% -3,234,630 -3,234,630
STD $-0.200 -3.05% 2,194,616 19.09% 6,130,772 53.32% -3,936,156 -196,808
S $-0.090 -3.45% 19,855,037 29.77% 22,623,156 33.92% -2,768,119 -307,569
ARNA $-0.400 -15.62% 12,727,539 44.65% 15,751,464 55.26% -3,023,925 -75,598
GNW $-1.840 -23.90% 21,697,019 29.53% 24,709,940 33.64% -3,012,921 -16,375
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 NOK down $-0.13000 with a Friction Factor of -174,164 and a Net Volume of -2,264,134. That means that it takes 174,164 more shares of selling than buying to drop NOK by one penny. On Monday the Market Makers allowed the stock to move down on heavier selling than buying (low negative friction).
Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) - Nokia Corporation manufactures and sells mobile devices, and provides Internet and digital mapping and navigation services worldwide. Its Devices & Services segment develops and manages a portfolio of mobile devices; and services comprising applications and content. It also offers Internet services focusing on navigation, applications and games, music, and mail, as well as on the tools that enable developers to create applications under the Ovi brand name. The companys NAVTEQ segment provides various digital map information and related location-based content and services to mobile device and handset manufacturers, automobile manufacturers and dealers, navigation systems manufacturers, software developers, Internet portals, parcel and overnight delivery services companies, and governmental and quasi-governmental entities. Its map database enables its customers to offer advanced driver assistance systems, dynamic navigation, route planning, location-based services, and geographic information-based products and services to consumer and commercial users. Its Nokia Siemens Networks segment provides mobile and fixed network solutions and related services to operators and service providers. This segment offers various business solutions, such as consulting and systems integration; service management, and charging and billing software; and subscriber database management. It also provides managed services, including network planning, optimization, and network operations; software and hardware maintenance, proactive, and multi-vendor care, as well as competence development services; and project management, turnkey implementations, and energy efficient sites. In addition, this segment offers fixed and mobile network infrastructure comprising Flexi multiradio base stations, packet core products, optical transport systems, and broadband access equipment, as well as network solutions. Nokia Corporation was founded in 1865 and is based in Espoo, Finland.
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC) - Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial services to individuals, small- and middle-market businesses, corporations, and governments primarily in the United States and internationally. The companys Deposits segment generates savings accounts, money market savings accounts, certificate of deposits and IRAs, and checking accounts; and Global Card Services segment provides the U.S. consumer and business card, consumer lending, international card and debit card services. Its Home Loans & Insurance segment offers fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, reverse mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans, as well as property, casualty, life, disability, and credit insurance. The companys Global Commercial Banking segment provides commercial loans and commitment facilities, real estate lending, leasing, trade finance, short-term credit, asset-based lending, and indirect consumer loans; and capital management and treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options. Its Global Banking & Markets segment provides financial products, advisory services, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services; debt and equity underwriting and distribution, merger-related advisory services, and risk management products; and integrated working capital management and treasury solutions. The companys Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers advisory services, team-based investment advice and guidance, brokerage services, and wealth management solutions, as well as retirement services. Bank of America Corporation serves customers through a network of approximately 5,900 banking centers and 18,000 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Banco Santander SA (NYSE:STD) - Banco Santander, S.A. provides various financial products and services in Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, other European countries, Brazil, Latin America, and the United States. It operates through three segments: Retail Banking, Global Wholesale Banking, and Asset Management and Insurance. The Retail Banking segment offers a range of deposit products, including savings, current, demand, time, and notice deposits, as well as international and domestic interbank deposits; and loan products and services, such as auto financing, personal loans, mortgages, and leasing and renting. This segment also offers credit cards, automated cash dispensers, savings books updaters, telephone banking, and electronic and Internet banking. The Global Wholesale Banking segment provides corporate banking, treasury, and investment banking services. Its products and services include cash management, trade finance, and basic financing; corporate finance for mergers and acquisitions, and asset and capital structuring; and origination activities, risk management, and distribution of structured products and debt. This segment also engages in the trading and distribution of equities. The Asset Management and Insurance segment involves in the design and management of mutual and pension funds, and insurance products. As of September 30, 2010, Banco Santander had 6,075 branch offices in Continental Europe; 1,328 branches in the United Kingdom; 5,784 branches in Latin America; and 723 branches in the Sovereign. The company was formerly known as Banco Santander Central Hispano SA and changed its name to Banco Santander, S.A. in 2007. Banco Santander, S.A. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
SPRINT NEXTEL CORP (NYSE:S) - Sprint Nextel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The companys Wireless segment provides data transmission services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications; and local and long distance wireless voice services, voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. This segment also provides customized design, development, implementation, and support services for wireless services provided to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other devices and accessories to subscribers, agents, and other third-party distributors for resale. The companys Wireline segment offers voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, IP, managed network services, voice over Internet protocol, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services, as well as offers wholesale voice local and long distance services. This segment markets and sells its services primarily through direct sales representatives. The company offers its wireless and wireline voice and data transmission services under the Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Assurance Wireless, and Common Cents. Sprint Nextel Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS INC (NASDAQ:ARNA) - Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing oral drugs in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases. The company also discovers small molecule drug candidates that target G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Its clinical development programs include lorcaserin that has completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of weight management; APD791, an anti-thrombotic drug candidate, which completed Phase Ia and Phase Ib clinical trials; APD597 that is in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of type II diabetes; APD916, which has completed preclinical development for the treatment of narcolepsy and cataplexy; and APD811, a preclinical drug candidate for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The companys drug candidates use GPCR-focused drug discovery and development approach, as well as technologies, including Constitutively Activated Receptor Technology and Melanophore Technology. It has collaboration agreements with Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to further develop compounds for the potential treatment of type II diabetes and other disorders; and Merck & Co., Inc. to develop therapeutics for atherosclerosis and other disorders. Arena Pharmaceuticals also has a strategic cooperation agreement with Siegfried Ltd to manufacture lorcaserin. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in San Diego, California.
GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC-CL A (NYSE:GNW) - Genworth Financial, Inc., a financial security company, provides insurance, wealth management, investment, and financial solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Retirement and Protection, International, and U.S. Mortgage Insurance. The Retirement and Protection segment offers various protection products, including life, long-term care, Medicare supplement insurance, and senior supplemental products, as well as care co-ordination services; and wealth management and retirement income products, such as managed account programs and advisor services, financial planning services, fixed and variable deferred and immediate individual annuities, and group variable annuities. The International segment provides mortgage insurance products in Canada, Australia, Mexico, and European countries, as well as offers payment protection coverages. This segment also provides various services, analytical tools, and technology that enable lenders to manage risk. The U.S. Mortgage Insurance segment offers mortgage insurance products principally insuring prime-based, individually underwritten residential mortgage loans, known as flow mortgage insurance. Additionally, the company provides institutional products consisting of funding agreements, funding agreements backing notes, and guaranteed investment contracts; and corporate-owned life insurance products. It primarily serves individual investors, institutional customers, financial institutions, mortgage originators, banks, building societies, credit unions, and non bank mortgage originators. Genworth Financial distributes its products and services through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors, affinity groups, and sales specialists. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
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