(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Thursday. 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 Thursday there were 4012 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1933 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3308 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Thursday 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. Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI), The First Marblehead Corp (NYSE:FMD), DryShips Inc (NASDAQ:DRYS), Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO), East Japan Railway Co (OTC:EJPRY), Federal National Mortgage Association Fannie Mae (OTC:FNMAS). 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
SIRI $0.020 0.53% 28,326,976 60.20% 18,729,025 39.80% 9,597,951 4,798,976
FMD $0.070 7.28% 2,511,080 95.80% 60,838 2.32% 2,450,242 350,035
DRYS $0.170 8.85% 8,698,410 57.27% 6,489,543 42.73% 2,208,867 129,933
YHOO $0.700 3.16% 13,963,744 56.72% 10,566,549 42.92% 3,397,195 48,531
EJPRY $0.205 1.50% 1,573,389 97.13% 43,891 2.71% 1,529,498 74,610
FNMAS $0.040 1.29% 6,188,741 32.82% 3,975,467 21.08% 2,213,274 553,319
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 SIRI with a Net Buy Volume of 9,597,951 shares and a Friction Factor of 4,798,976 shares. That means that it takes 4,798,976 more shares of buying than selling to move SIRI higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Thursday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems. It also offers music genres, such as rock, pop, and hip-hop, as well as dance, jazz, Latin, and classical music; advertising on non-music channels; and applications to allow consumers to access Internet services on mobile devices. In addition, the company sells satellite radios, components, and accessories; designs, establishes specifications, sources or specifies parts and components, and manages various aspects of the logistics and production of radios; and licenses its technology to various electronics manufacturers to develop, manufacture, and distribute radios under various brands. Further, it provides music services for commercial establishments; satellite television services; Backseat TV, a service offering television content designed primarily for children in the backseat of vehicles; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings; and real-time traffic and weather services. The company s satellite radios are primarily distributed through automakers, retailers, and through its Website. As of December 31, 2012, it had 23,900,336 subscribers. The company was formerly known as Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and changed its name to Sirius XM Radio Inc. in August 2008. Sirius XM Radio Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
The First Marblehead Corp (NYSE:FMD) - The First Marblehead Corporation, a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides outsourcing services for designing and implementing private education loan programs to national and regional financial institutions, and educational institutions in the United States. It offers the Monogram loan product service platform that provides an integrated suite of services, including program design, marketing support, loan origination, and portfolio management services. The company primarily focuses on private education loan programs for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students. Its services enable lenders to offer consumer education loans with product options to qualified applicants based on their credit profiles; and customize various loan terms, such as repayment options, repayment terms, and borrower pricing. The company also provides outsourced tuition planning, tuition billing, refund management, and payment technology services for universities, colleges, and secondary schools to collect and process the tuition payments and data. In addition, it offers banking services, such as residential and commercial mortgage loans; retail savings; and money market and time deposit products. The First Marblehead Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts..
DryShips Inc (NASDAQ:DRYS) - DryShips, Inc. owns drybulk carriers and tankers that operate worldwide. Through its subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., the company owns and operates nine offshore ultra deepwater drilling units comprising two ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs and seven ultra deepwater drillships. The company owns a fleet of 49 drybulk carriers comprising 11 Capesize, 31 Panamax, 2 Supramax, and 5 Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC) with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 5.4 million tons; and 12 tankers comprising 6 Suezmax and 6 Aframax with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 1.6 million tons. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Athens, Greece..
Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) - Yahoo Inc., a technology company, provides search, content, and communication tools on the Web and on mobile devices worldwide. It operates Yahoo.com that offers Yahoo Search, which provides users with a free search capability; Yahoo News that provides news via text, photos, and video; and Yahoo Sports, which offers fantasy sports, editorial reporting, real-time scores, statistics and breaking news, and global sports events and premium college sports coverage. The company s Yahoo.com also provides Yahoo Finance that offers a set of financial data, information, and tools for users to make financial decisions; Yahoo Entertainment and Lifestyles, which is a collection of properties focused on trends and information in culture, women s issues, and media; Yahoo Video that provides news, finance, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle video content; and Yahoo Toolbar, a Web browser add-on. It also provides communications tools, including Yahoo Mail that provides users with e-mail, instant messaging, and mobile text messaging, as well as integrated contacts and calendar functionality; and Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service. In addition, the company offers mobile and emerging products, including IntoNow from Yahoo for watching TV; and Yahoo Connected TV, a software platform that provides interactive television, as well as provides user-generated content products, such as Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Answers, and Flickr that allow users to create, share, and discover ideas, interests, and photography. Further, it offers a range of marketing services, such as display advertising, search advertising, listing-based services, and commerce-based transactions to advertisers; and APIs, such as Yahoo Developer Network, Cocktails, Yahoo Query Language, Yahoo User Interface, Search BOSS, and Yahoo Flickr API for third-party developers, advertisers, agencies, publishers, and designers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California..
East Japan Railway Co (OTC:EJPRY) - East Japan Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a passenger railway company in Japan. The company s Transportation segment offers passenger transportation services, primarily passenger railway through its Shinkansen network, which connects Tokyo with regional cities in 5 directions, Kanto area network, and intercity and regional networks. As of March 31, 2012, it operated 70 railway lines, 1,689 railway stations, and 7,512.6 operating kilometers of train line network. The company s Station Space Utilization segment is involved in retailing activities, such as kiosk outlets, convenience stores, and ecute shopping centers at railway stations; the sale of snacks, drinks, and other goods inside trains; and the operation of fast-food restaurants at or near railway stations. It operates approximately 2,500 retail stores and restaurants. The company s Shopping Centers and Office Buildings segment develops and leases space to retailers and other tenants in shopping centers at railway stations; and develops, operates, and leases buildings used primarily as office space, as well as develops railway stations and land near railway stations, and operates shopping centers. Its Other segment engages in hotel operations, advertising and publicity, travel agency, wholesale, truck delivery, information processing, cleaning services/station operations, and credit card business activities, as well as sells Suica prepaid rechargeable IC cards. The company operates 43 hotels with a total of 6,252 guest rooms. East Japan Railway Company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan..
Federal National Mortgage Association Fannie Mae (OTC:FNMAS) - Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) provides liquidity and stability support in the secondary mortgage market in the United States. The company securitizes mortgage loans originated by lenders in the primary mortgage market into Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities (Fannie Mae MBS). It operates in three segments: Single-Family Credit Guaranty, Multifamily, and Capital Markets. The Single-Family Credit Guaranty segment securitizes single-family mortgage loans into Fannie Mae MBS and facilitates the purchase of single-family mortgage loans for the company s mortgage portfolio. The Multifamily segment securitizes multifamily mortgage loans into Fannie Mae MBS and facilitates the purchase of multifamily mortgage loans for its mortgage portfolio. This segment also invests in rental and for-sale housing projects. The Capital Markets segment manages the company s investment activity in mortgage-related assets and other interest-earning non-mortgage investments. This segment provides funds to the mortgage market through short-term financing and investing activities. The company s financing activities include whole loan conduit transactions, early funding transactions, real estate mortgage investment conduit and other structured securitization activities, and mortgage-backed securities trading services. Its principal customers include mortgage banking companies, savings and loan associations, savings banks, commercial banks, credit unions, community banks, insurance companies, and state and local housing finance agencies. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Washington, the District of Columbia..
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