(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 3987 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2646 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2617 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bearish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices dropped. Windstream Corp (NASDAQ:WIN), BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC), INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC), MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT), Cal Dive International Inc (NYSE:DVR), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). 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
WIN $-0.180 -1.93% 11,917,469 57.94% 8,638,021 41.99% 3,279,448 Abnormal
BAC $-0.120 -0.99% 54,924,151 35.51% 52,913,384 34.21% 2,010,767 Abnormal
INTC $-0.060 -0.30% 18,767,510 55.93% 14,288,153 42.58% 4,479,357 Abnormal
MSFT $-0.040 -0.14% 29,773,856 60.34% 19,553,661 39.63% 10,220,195 Abnormal
DVR $-0.050 -2.34% 2,913,045 67.35% 661,942 15.30% 2,251,103 Abnormal
FB $-0.160 -0.56% 17,241,312 52.54% 15,228,905 46.41% 2,012,407 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Friday and their stock prices dropped. 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 WIN with 3,279,448 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.18000. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more buying than selling should cause prices to rise.
Windstream Corp (NASDAQ:WIN) - Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers business services, as well as provides broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. It offers business data services, including multi-site networking, high-speed Internet access; data center services; carrier services, such as Ethernet transport, and special access services, which provide access and network transport services to end users; and telephone services, as well as sells customized communications equipment systems to business customers. The company also provides consumer broadband services, including high-speed Internet, online backup services, and Internet security services; telephone services, which include call waiting, caller identification, and call forwarding; and video services, as well as sells broadband modems, home networking gateways, personal computers, and home phones. In addition, it offers wholesale services, which include switched access services to long-distance companies and other local exchange carriers for access to the company s network in connection with the completion of long-distance calls; and receives compensation from wireless and other local exchange carriers for the use of its facilities. Further, the company sells network equipment to contractors on a wholesale. As of December 31, 2011, its network consisted of approximately 115,000 of fiber optic plant in fiber backbone and local service areas. The company is based in Little Rock, Arkansas..
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC) - Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services to individual consumers, small-and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. The company s Deposits segment provides traditional savings accounts, money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, and noninterest-and interest-bearing checking accounts, as well as investment accounts and products. Its Card Services segment issues credit and debit cards in the United States providing a range of lending products, including co-branded and affinity products. The company s Consumer Real Estate Services segment offers a line of consumer real estate products and services comprising fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans. Its Global Commercial Banking segment provides a range of lending-related products and services, integrated working capital management, and treasury solutions to business banking and middle-market companies, commercial real estate firms, and governments. The company s Global Banking & Markets segment offers advisory services, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services to institutional investor clients; debt and equity underwriting and distribution; merger-related and other advisory services; and risk management products. Its Global Wealth & Investment Management segment provides brokerage, banking, and retirement products; wealth structuring, investment management, trust and banking needs, and asset management services; and institutional and personal retirement solutions. As of May 12, 2012, the company served customers through a network of 5,700 banking centers, 17,750 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile banking platforms. Bank of America Corporation was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina..
INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC) - Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms primarily in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, and Japan. The company offers microprocessors that process system data and controls other devices in the system; and chipsets, which sends data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drives; system-on-chip products that integrate its processing functions with other system components, including graphics, audio, and video onto a single chip; wired network connectivity products; and wireless connectivity products. It also provides mobile phone components comprising baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and mobile phone platforms, such as Bluetooth wireless technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, customization, and interoperability tests. In addition, the company offers endpoint security, network and content security, risk and compliance, and consumer and mobile security software products for consumer, mobile, and corporate environments to protect systems from malicious virus attacks, as well as loss of data. Further, it develops and licenses embedded and mobile device software products that comprise operating systems, virtualization technologies, middleware, and development tools; and provides NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives, portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices. The company markets its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California..
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT) - Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company s Windows & Windows Live division offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 operating system, Windows live suite of applications and Web services, and PC hardware products. Its Server and Tools division provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. This division also offers cloud-based services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The company s Online Services division provides online information and content, including Bing, MSN, adCenter, and Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business division offers Microsoft office, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office project and office Visio, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company s Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. Microsoft Corporation markets and distributes its products and services primarily through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. The company has strategic alliances with Nokia, and NIIT Ltd., as well as a strategic relationship Dominion Enterprises, Inc. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington..
Cal Dive International Inc (NYSE:DVR) - Cal Dive International, Inc., a marine contracting company, provides manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial, platform installation, and platform salvage services to the offshore oil and natural gas industry. It offers marine contracting services to support the production lifecycle of the offshore oil and natural gas industry, including subsea services on production platforms, risers, subsea production systems, and pipelines. The company owns and operates a fleet of 29 vessels comprising 19 surface and saturation diving support vessels, 6 pipelay/pipebury barges, 1 dedicated pipebury barge, 1 combination derrick/pipelay barge, and 2 derrick barges. It has operations in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf, the northeastern United States, Latin America, southeast Asia, China, Australia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. The company s customers primarily consist of major and independent oil and natural gas producers, pipeline transmission companies, and offshore engineering and construction firms. Cal Dive International, Inc. has a strategic partnership with Fugro-TSM Pty Ltd. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas..
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) - Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company builds tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other; enables developers to build social applications on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook; and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. As of February 2, 2012, it had 845 million monthly users and 443 million daily users. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California..
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