(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 3553 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1727 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4217 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 (NYSE:WIN), PFIZER INC (NYSE:PFE), CITIGROUP INC (NYSE:C), GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (NYSE:GE), CISCO SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:CSCO), HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (NYSE:HPQ). 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 $-0.130 -1.14% 6,429,651 70.78% 2,652,207 29.20% 3,777,444 Abnormal
PFE $-0.040 -0.19% 13,922,738 37.83% 9,753,747 26.50% 4,168,991 Abnormal
C $-1.230 -3.54% 11,725,731 28.85% 10,340,535 25.44% 1,385,196 Abnormal
GE $-0.430 -2.23% 15,478,279 38.76% 9,366,218 23.45% 6,112,061 Abnormal
CSCO $-0.210 -1.05% 15,353,965 56.14% 11,740,482 42.93% 3,613,483 Abnormal
HPQ $-0.540 -2.17% 9,322,848 38.16% 6,664,335 27.28% 2,658,513 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 3,777,444 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.13000. 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 (NYSE:WIN) - Windstream Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various telecommunications services primarily in rural areas in the United States. It offers phone, high-speed Internet, and digital television services. The company also offers a range of Internet protocol based voice and data services, and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. In addition, it provides various enhanced service features, including call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, three-way calling, no-answer transfer, and voicemail. Further, the company offers other telecommunications services, including interconnection, long distance, and custom calling services. It serves residential and business customers. As of December 31, 2009, Windstream Corporation operated 55 retail stores and 2 call centers. The company is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
PFIZER INC (NYSE:PFE) - Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, offers prescription medicines for humans and animals worldwide. The company's Biopharmaceutical segments provides Lipitor for elevated LDL-cholesterol levels in the blood; Enbrel for rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis; Lyrica for post-herpetic neuralgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, adjunctive treatment of epilepsy, and general anxiety disorder, as well as for use as an adjunctive therapy for adult patients with partial onset seizures; Prevnar/Prevenar for invasive pneumococcal disease; Celebrex for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and acute pain; Viagra for erectile dysfunction; Xalabrands for reducing elevated eye pressure; Effexor XR for depressive, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and panic disorders; and Norvasc for hypertension. It also offers Zyvox for gram-positive pathogens; Premarin for menopausal symptoms; Sutent for renal cell carcinoma; Geodon/Zeldox for schizophrenia; Detrol/Detrol LA for overactive bladder; Zosyn/Tazocin, an intravenous antibiotic; Genotropin for growth hormone deficiency; Vfend, an antifungal agent; and Protonix for gastroesophageal reflux disease; Chantix/Champix for aid smoking cessation; BeneFIX, ReFacto AF, and Xyntha for lifelong bleeding disorder; Caduet for cardiovascular events; Revatio for pulmonary arterial hypertension; Pristiq for depressive disorder; Aricept for Alzheimers disease; and Spiriva for breathing problems. The companys Diversified segment offers animal health products, such as vaccines, anti-infectives, anti-inflammatories, antiemetics, and parasiticides; consumer healthcare products, such as dietary supplements, pain management, respiratory, and personal care; nutrition products; and gelatin, liquid, softgel, non-animal, and fish gelatin capsules. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
CITIGROUP INC (NYSE:C) - Citigroup, Inc., a global financial services company, provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a range of financial products and services. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment operates as a global bank for businesses and consumers with two primary businesses, Regional Consumer Banking and Institutional Clients Group. The Regional Consumer Banking business provides traditional banking services, including retail banking, and branded cards in North America, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The Institutional Clients Group business provides securities and banking services comprising investment banking and advisory services, lending, debt and equity sales and trading, institutional brokerage, foreign exchange, structured products, cash instruments and related derivatives, and private banking; and transaction services consisting of treasury and trade solutions, and securities and fund services. The Citi Holdings segment operates Brokerage and Asset Management, Local Consumer Lending, and Special Asset Pool businesses. The Brokerage and Asset Management Business, through its 49% stake in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture and Nikko Cordial Securities, offers retail brokerage and asset management services. The Local Consumer Lending business provides residential mortgage loans, retail partner card loans, personal loans, commercial real estate, and other consumer loans, as well as western European cards and retail banking services. The Special Asset Pool business is a portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets. Citigroup Inc. has approximately 200 million customer accounts and operates in approximately 160 countries. The company was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York.
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (NYSE:GE) - General Electric Company (GE) operates as a technology, media, and financial services company worldwide. Its Energy Infrastructure segment produces gas, steam, and aero derivative turbines; generators; combined cycle systems; and renewable energy solutions, as well as provides water treatment services and equipment. This segment also sells surface and subsea drilling and production systems, floating production platform equipment, compressors, turbines, turboexpanders, and high pressure reactors to oil and gas companies. The companys Technology Infrastructure segment manufactures jet engines, turboprop and turbo shaft engines, and its replacement parts for use in military and commercial aircraft, as well as provides repair and maintenance services. This segment also produces healthcare products, including diagnostic imaging systems; offers transportation products and maintenance services; provides enterprise solutions using sensors for temperature, pressure, moisture, gas and flow rate, as well as non-destructive testing inspection equipment. GEs NBC Universal segment engages in the production and distribution of films and television programs; operation of television stations and cable/satellite television networks, as well as theme parks. The companys Capital Finance segment offers commercial lending and leasing products to manufacturers, distributors, and end-users of equipment and capital assets; consumer financial services to consumers and retailers; capital and investment solutions for real estate; commercial finance to the energy and water industries; and commercial aircraft leasing and finance, and fleet and financing solutions. Its Consumer & Industrial segment produces various home appliances, lighting products, and electrical equipment and control products, as well as provides related services. The company has a joint venture with Shenhua International Limited. The company was founded in 1892 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.
CISCO SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:CSCO) - Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. It offers routers that interconnect public and private IP networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications; switching products, which offer connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, access points, and servers; application networking services; and home networking products, such as adapters, gateways, modems, and home network management software products. The company also provides security products comprising span firewall, intrusion prevention, remote access, virtual private network, unified client, Web, and email security products; storage area networking products that deliver connectivity between servers and storage systems; unified communication products to integrate voice, video, data, and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks; video systems, including digital set-top boxes and digital media products; and wireless systems. In addition, it offers optical networking products, cable access and flip video products, service provider VoIP services, Cisco TelePresence systems, Cisco Unified Computing Systems, physical security and video surveillances, digital media systems, and building systems. Further, the company provides technical support services; and responsive, preventive, and consultative support services for its technologies. Cisco Systems, Inc. has strategic alliances with Accenture Ltd; AT&T Inc.; Cap Gemini S.A.; EMC Corporation; Fujitsu Limited; Intel Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Italtel SpA; Johnson Controls Inc.; Microsoft Corporation; Nokia Corporation; Nokia Siemens Networks; Oracle Corporation; SAP AG; Sprint Nextel Corporation; Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.; VMware, Inc.; BMC Software Inc.; and Wipro Limited. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (NYSE:HPQ) - Hewlett-Packard Company offers various products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. The companys Services segment provides consulting, outsourcing, and technology services to infrastructure, applications, and business process domains. Its Enterprise Storage and Servers segment offers storage and server products. This segment provides industry standard servers, business critical systems, and storage works offerings. The companys HP Software segment provides enterprise IT management solutions, information management and business intelligence solutions, and communications and media solutions. Its Personal Systems Group segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, handheld computing devices, calculators and other related accessories, and software and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The companys Imaging and Printing Group segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, printing supplies, printing media, and scanning devices, such as inkjet and Web solutions, laserjet and enterprise solutions, managed enterprise solutions, graphics solutions, and printer supplies. Its HP Financial Services segment offers leasing, financing, utility programs, and asset recovery services; and financial asset management services for enterprise customers, as well as specialized financial services to SMBs, and educational and governmental entities. The company also provides network infrastructure products under the ProCurve, 3Com, and TippingPoint brand names; video collaboration products under the Halo brand name; and Palm smartphones, as well as licenses its specific technology to third parties. Hewlett-Packard Company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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