(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Friday. 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 Friday there were 3968 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3229 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1858 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bullish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices rose. Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM), Health Management Associates Inc (NYSE:HMA), Old Republic International Corp (NYSE:ORI), Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA), Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE:EV), Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL). 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
QCOM $0.240 0.38% 4,659,951 38.54% 5,698,314 47.13% -1,038,363 Abnormal
HMA $0.590 5.33% 2,437,136 25.76% 3,820,997 40.39% -1,383,861 Abnormal
ORI $0.070 0.57% 952,493 22.03% 2,608,703 60.33% -1,656,210 Abnormal
AA $0.060 0.75% 4,299,076 27.57% 5,963,419 38.25% -1,664,343 Abnormal
EV $0.550 1.46% 369,696 15.92% 1,491,802 64.24% -1,122,106 Abnormal
ORCL $0.240 0.75% 10,723,755 35.56% 19,153,043 63.51% -8,429,288 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Friday and their stock prices rose. 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 QCOM with 1,038,363 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.24000. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more selling than buying should cause prices to drop.
Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) - QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital telecommunications products and services. It operates in four segments: QCT, QTL, QWI, and QSI. The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning systems. The QTL segment grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which includes patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of various wireless products, such as products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and OFDMA standards, as well as their derivatives. The QWI segment provides fleet management, satellite- and terrestrial-based two-way wireless information and position reporting, and other services; software and hardware to transportation and logistics companies; content enablement services for the wireless industry; push-to-talk and other software products and services for wireless network operators; and development, and other services and related products of wireless communications technologies to government agencies and their contractors, as well as builds and manages software applications that enable certain mobile commerce services. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies that support the design and introduction of new products and services, as well as holds a wireless spectrum license. The company operates primarily in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California..
Health Management Associates Inc (NYSE:HMA) - Health Management Associates, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of general acute care hospitals and other health care facilities in non-urban communities in the United States. Its hospitals provide services, including general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, and pediatric services. The company also offers outpatient services, such as one-day surgery, laboratory, x-ray, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy. In addition, its hospitals provide specialty services in cardiology, neuro-surgery, oncology, radiation therapy, computer-assisted tomography scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, lithotripsy, and full-service obstetrics. As of December 31, 2011, the company operated 66 hospitals with a total of 10,330 licensed beds in non-urban communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia. Health Management Associates was founded in 1977 and is based in Naples, Florida..
Old Republic International Corp (NYSE:ORI) - Old Republic International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in underwriting insurance products in the United States and Canada. The company s General Insurance Group segment offers various insurance products, such as automobile extended warranty, aviation, commercial automobile, commercial multi-peril, general liability, home warranty, inland marine, travel accident, and workers' compensation insurance products. It also provides financial indemnity products for specialty coverages, including consumer credit indemnity, errors and omissions/directors and officers, fidelity, guaranteed asset protection, and surety. This segment offers its liability insurance coverages for businesses, government, and other institutions in transportation, commercial construction, healthcare, education, retail and wholesale, forest products, energy, general manufacturing, and financial services industries. Old Republic International Corporation s Mortgage Guaranty Group segment insures first mortgage loans, primarily on residential properties incorporating one-to-four family dwelling units. Its coverages comprise primary mortgage insurance that offers mortgage default protection on individual loans to mortgage bankers, brokers, commercial banks, and savings institutions; and pool insurance, which is written on a group of loans in negotiated transactions to mortgage banking customers. The company s Title Insurance Group segment provides lenders' and owners' title insurance policies to real estate purchasers and investors based upon searches of the public records. It also offers escrow closing and construction disbursement services; and real estate information products, national default management services, and services pertaining to real estate transfers and loan transactions. Old Republic International Corporation markets its products directly, as well as through insurance agents and brokers. The company was founded in 1887 and is based in Chicago, Illinois..
Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) - Alcoa Inc. engages in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The Alumina segment engages in mining of bauxite, which is then refined into alumina. The Primary Metals segment produces aluminum. The Global Rolled Products segment engages in the production and sale of aluminum plate, sheet, and foil. The Engineered Products and Solutions segment produces and sells titanium, aluminum, and super alloy investment castings, forgings and fasteners, aluminum wheels, integrated aluminum structural systems, and architectural extrusions, as well as hard alloy extrusions. Its products are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, consumer electronics, and industrial applications. The company has operations primarily in the United States, Australia, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Norway, France, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom, China, and Germany. Alcoa Inc. was founded in 1888 and is based in New York, New York..
Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE:EV) - Eaton Vance Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States. It also provides investment management and counseling services to institutions and individuals. Further, the company operates as an adviser and distributor of investment companies and separate accounts. As of October 31, 2004, the company provided investment advisory or administration services to approximately 150 funds; approximately 1,300 separately managed individual and institutional accounts; and participated in approximately 40 retail-managed account broker/dealer programs. It markets and distributes shares of funds through a retail network of national and regional broker/dealers, banks, insurance companies, and financial planning firms. Eaton Vance Corp. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts..
Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL) - Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems. It licenses database and middleware software, including database and database management, application server and cloud application, service-oriented architecture and business process management, business intelligence, identity and access management, data integration, Web experience management, portals, and content management and social network software, as well as development tools and Java, a software development platform; and applications software comprising enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, financials, governance, risk and compliance, procurement, supply chain management, enterprise portfolio project and enterprise performance management, business intelligence analytic applications, Web commerce, and industry-specific applications software. The company also provides customers with rights to unspecified software product upgrades and maintenance releases; Internet access to technical content; and Internet and telephone access to technical support personnel. In addition, it offers computer server, storage and networking product, and hardware-related software, such as Oracle Solaris Operating System; Oracle engineered systems; storage products, which comprise tape, disk, and networking solutions for open systems and mainframe server environments; and hardware systems support solutions, including software updates for the software components, as well as product repair, maintenance, and technical support services. Further, the company provides consulting solutions in business and IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial product implementation and integration, and ongoing product enhancement and upgrade services; Oracle managed cloud services; and education services. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California..
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