(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 4032 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2155 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2838 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), LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:LOW), Safeway Inc (NYSE:SWY), BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGE-CL A (NYSE:BAM), Clearwire Corp (NASDAQ:CLWR), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA). 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 $0.290 0.47% 2,355,019 40.86% 2,912,152 50.53% -557,133 Abnormal
LOW $0.200 0.57% 819,687 24.92% 1,361,114 41.38% -541,427 Abnormal
SWY $0.090 0.50% 1,115,728 31.61% 1,940,971 54.99% -825,243 Abnormal
BAM $0.030 0.08% 105,479 12.79% 573,383 69.51% -467,904 Abnormal
CLWR $0.010 0.17% 1,636,667 33.86% 3,196,756 66.13% -1,560,089 Abnormal
ZNGA $0.010 0.43% 3,106,344 46.30% 3,600,406 53.66% -494,062 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Monday 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 557,133 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.29000. 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 engages in the development, design, manufacture, and marketing of digital wireless telecommunications products and services. The company operates in four segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), Qualcomm Wireless and Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies code division multiple access (CDMA)-based integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications, multimedia functions and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio comprising patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products, such as products implementing cdmaOne, CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and/or OFDMA standards and their derivatives The QWI segment consists of Qualcomm Internet Services that provides content enablement services for the wireless industry and push-to-talk and other products and services for wireless network operators; Qualcomm Government Technologies, which offers development, hardware, and analytical services to the United States government agencies involving wireless communications technologies; Qualcomm Enterprise Services that provides satellite and terrestrial-based two-way data messaging, position reporting, wireless application services, and managed data services to transportation and logistics companies and other enterprise companies; and Firethorn, which builds and manages software applications that enable mobile commerce services. The QSI segment makes strategic investments to support the worldwide adoption of CDMA- and OFDMA-based technologies and services. QUALCOMM Incorporated primarily operates in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California..
LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:LOW) - Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States and Canada. The company offers a range of products for home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and property maintenance. It provides home improvement products in the categories of appliances, paint, lumber, flooring, building materials, millwork, lawn and landscape products, hardware, fashion plumbing, tools, lighting, seasonal living, rough plumbing, nursery, outdoor power equipment, cabinets and countertops, rough electrical, home environment, home organization, and windows and walls, as well as boards, panel products, irrigation pipes, vinyl sidings, and ladders. The company also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories. Lowe's Companies serves homeowners and renters primarily consisting of do-it-yourself customers and do-it-for-me customers, as well as others buying for personal and family use; and commercial business customers, who work in the construction, repair/remodel, commercial and residential property management, or business maintenance professions. As of January 29, 2010, it operated 1,710 stores, including 1,694 stores in the United States and 16 stores in Canada. The company also offers its products through electronic product catalogs and Lowes.com. Lowe's Companies, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina..
Safeway Inc (NYSE:SWY) - Safeway Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. The company operates stores that provide an array of grocery items, food, and general merchandise, as well as features specialty departments, such as bakery, delicatessen, floral, and pharmacy, as well as coffee shops and fuel centers. It also offers SELECT line of products that include baked goods, sparkling ciders and lemonades, salsas, whole bean coffees, frozen pizzas and entrees, and fresh and dry pastas and sauces, as well as an array of ice creams, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts; O ORGANICS line, which comprises milk, chicken, salads, juices, and entrees; Lucerne line of dairy products; Eating Right line of better-for-you products; Bright Green line of home care products; Total Pet Care line of pet foods and pet care products; and Value Red line of value-priced paper goods. As of December 31, 2009, Safeway operated approximately 1,725 stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area, and the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan. In addition, the company owns and operates GroceryWorks.com Operating Company, LLC, an online grocery channel, doing business under the names Safeway.com, Vons.com, and Genuardis.com; and Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., which provides third-party gift cards, prepaid cards, telecom cards, and sports and entertainment cards to North American retailers for sale to retail customers. Additionally, it engages in gift card businesses in the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, and Australia. Further, the company, through a 49% ownership interest in Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. operates 156 food and general merchandise stores in Western Mexico. The company was formerly known as Safeway Stores, Incorporated and changed its name to Safeway Inc. in February 1990. Safeway was founded in 1915 and is based in Pleasanton, California..
BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGE-CL A (NYSE:BAM) - Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets under management. Through its subsidiaries the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Its property business include owning and managing office properties, developing master planned residential communities, and offering clients bridge and mezzanine lending; alternative assets funds; and financial and advisory services. Through its power generation business the firm operates hydroelectric power facilities, interconnections and transmission facilities in Northeast North America, and development of wind power in Canada. Through its funds and private capital business the firm invests in specialty funds including private equity and makes direct investments in real estate, energy, and resource assets. It also makes investments in privately held investment management and equity and fixed income mutual funds. The firm was formerly known as Brascan Corp. Brookfield Asset Management is based in Toronto, Canada with additional offices across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia..
Clearwire Corp (NASDAQ:CLWR) - Clearwire Corporation, through its subsidiaries, builds and operates mobile broadband networks that provide high-speed residential and mobile Internet access services and residential voice services in communities in the United States. It offers wireless broadband and mobile broadband services, as well as voice over Internet protocol telephony services for homes and offices. The company also leases residential modems, as well as sells modems and personal computer cards. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated in 61 markets in the United States and Europe, covering an estimated 44.7 million people, and had approximately 642,000 retail and 46,000 wholesale subscribers. It markets its products and services directly to consumers, as well as through cellular retailers, consumer electronics stores, satellite television dealers, and computer sales and repair stores. Clearwire Corporation also markets its products and services through company-operated retail outlets. The company, formerly known as WiMAX Operations of Sprint Nextel Corporation, is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Clearwire Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Sprint HoldCo, LLC..
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) - .
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