(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 4035 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2018 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3135 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Friday 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. Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD), Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC), Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), American Realty Capital Properties Inc (NASDAQ:ARCP), Virgin Media Inc (NASDAQ:VMED). 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
RAD $0.220 10.38% 20,919,026 35.48% 19,575,777 33.20% 1,343,249 61,057
MU $0.020 0.20% 11,967,728 61.48% 7,519,739 38.63% 4,447,989 2,223,995
EMC $0.220 0.96% 9,139,987 33.97% 7,064,175 26.25% 2,075,812 94,355
BBY $0.020 0.08% 7,264,135 48.71% 3,992,325 26.77% 3,271,810 1,635,905
ARCP $0.610 3.82% 5,342,643 62.72% 3,062,096 35.95% 2,280,547 37,386
VMED $0.240 0.48% 3,183,934 75.83% 1,014,597 24.16% 2,169,337 90,389
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 RAD with a Net Buy Volume of 1,343,249 shares and a Friction Factor of 61,057 shares. That means that it takes 61,057 more shares of buying than selling to move RAD higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Friday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD) - Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates retail drugstores in the United States. The company sells prescription drugs and a range of front end products. Its front end products include over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, beverages, convenience foods, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other everyday and convenience products, as well as photo processing products. The company offers its products to customers covered by third party payors, such as insurance companies, prescription benefit management companies, government agencies, private employers, and other managed care providers. It has a strategic alliance with GNC. As of June 21, 2012, the company operated 4,652 stores in 31 states of the United States and the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania..
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..
EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC) - EMC Corporation develops, delivers, and supports the information and virtual infrastructure technologies and solutions. The company offers enterprise storage systems and software, which are deployed in storage area networks (SAN), networked attached storage (NAS), unified storage combining NAS and SAN, object storage, and/or direct attached storage environments, as well as provides backup and recovery, and disaster recovery and archiving solutions. It also offers information security solutions in various areas, such as enterprise governance, risk and compliance, data loss prevention, security information management, continuous network monitoring, fraud protection, identity assurance and access control, and encryption and key management. In addition, the company provides information intelligence software, solutions, and services, including EMC Captiva for intelligent enterprise capture; EMC Document Sciences for customer communications management; EMC Kazeon for e-discovery; EMC Documentum xCP for building business solutions and an action engine for big data; and the EMC Documentum platform for managing and delivering enterprise information. Further, it offers virtual and cloud infrastructure products, such as virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions that address a range of IT problems, as well as facilitate access to cloud computing capacity, business continuity, software lifecycle management, and corporate end-user computing device management. In addition, the company provides consulting, technology deployment, managed, customer support, and training and certification services. EMC Corporation markets its products through direct sales and through various distribution channels in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. It has a strategic partnership with Lenovo. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts..
Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) - Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of consumer electronics, computing and mobile phone products, entertainment products, appliances, and related services primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and China. The company s stores offer video products, including televisions, e-readers, navigation products, digital cameras and accessories, digital camcorders and accessories, and DVD and Blu-ray players; and audio products, such as MP3 players and accessories, home theater audio systems and components, musical instruments, and mobile electronics comprising car stereo and satellite radio products. Its stores also provide computing and mobile phone products consisting of notebook and desktop computers, tablets, monitors, mobile phones and related subscription service commissions, hard drives and other storage devices, and networking equipment, as well as office supplies and other related accessories, such as printers; entertainment software products, including video gaming hardware and software, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, digital downloads, and computer software; and appliances, air conditioners, and housewares. In addition, the company offers service contracts, warranties, computer-related services, and product repair, as well as delivery and installation services for home theaters, and mobile audio and appliances; and snacks and beverages. It operates its retail stores and call centers, as well as online retail operations under various brand names, such as Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, The Carphone Warehouse, Five Star, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Pacific Sales, and The Phone House. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. and changed its name to Best Buy Co., Inc. in 1983. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota..
American Realty Capital Properties Inc (NASDAQ:ARCP) - ARANSAS COMPRESS CO.
Virgin Media Inc (NASDAQ:VMED) - Virgin Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom. The company s Consumer segment distributes television programming over the company s cable network; and provides broadband and fixed line telephone services to residential consumers. This segment also offers mobile telephony and mobile broadband services over third party mobile networks; and mobile communications products and services, including mobile voice services and data services, such as SMS, picture messaging, games, news, and music services, as well as a range of handsets. Virgin Media Inc. s Business segment provides voice and data telecommunication, and Internet solutions comprising analog telephony and managed data networks and applications through the company s cable network and third party networks to businesses, public sector organizations, and service providers, as well as communications services to health and emergency services providers and police forces. As of December 31, 2012, the company provided cable broadband services to approximately 4.3 million subscribers; cable television services to approximately 3.8 million residential subscribers; cable telephony services to approximately 4.2 million residential subscribers; mobile telephony services to approximately 3 million customers; non-cable fixed line telephone services to approximately 130,500 subscribers; and voice, data, and Internet solutions to approximately 50,000 businesses and 250 public sector organizations. Virgin Media Inc. offers its products and services through telesales, customer care centers, and online, as well as through its sales force. It serves mobile and fixed-line service providers, systems integrators, and Internet service providers; and private and public sector organizations. The company was formerly known as NTL Incorporated and changed its name to Virgin Media Inc. in February 2007. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in New York, New York..
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