(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Tuesday. 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 Tuesday there were 4002 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3506 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1997 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net sell volume on Tuesday and lowest negative price Friction (bearish). This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices dropped faster with less Friction. Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG), Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK), Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI), SMITH & WESSON HOLDING CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SWHC), Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR), 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
WAG $-1.050 -2.51% 3,374,353 26.22% 4,364,529 33.92% -990,176 -9,430
MRK $-0.090 -0.21% 3,963,489 26.27% 5,452,952 36.15% -1,489,463 -165,496
ACI $-0.060 -1.20% 2,810,727 26.28% 4,234,830 39.59% -1,424,103 -237,351
SWHC $-0.120 -1.17% 4,316,063 44.65% 5,330,078 55.14% -1,014,015 -84,501
FTR $-0.100 -2.38% 4,544,869 44.38% 5,682,238 55.49% -1,137,369 -113,737
ZNGA $-0.130 -3.57% 15,513,651 47.19% 17,362,562 52.81% -1,848,911 -142,224
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have low price friction combined with more selling than buying (negative Net Volume) 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 WAG down $-1.05000 with a Friction Factor of -9,430 and a Net Volume of -990,176. That means that it takes 9,430 more shares of selling than buying to drop WAG by one penny. On Monday the Market Makers allowed the stock to move down on heavier selling than buying (low negative friction).
Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG) - Walgreen Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. The company sells prescription and non-prescription drugs; and general merchandise, including household products, convenience and fresh foods, personal care, beauty care, photofinishing, and candy products, as well as home medical equipment, contact lenses, vitamins and supplements, and other health and wellness solutions. It also provides specialty pharmacy services for managing complex and chronic health conditions; customers infusion therapy services consisting of administration of intravenous medications for cancer treatments, chronic pain, heart failure, and other infections and disorders; and clinical services, such as laboratory monitoring, medication profile review, nutritional assessments, and patient and caregiver education. In addition, the company operates Take Care Clinics to treat patients, give prescriptions, and administer immunizations and other vaccines. As of December 4, 2012, it operated 8,030 drugstores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The company also operates approximately 700 worksite health and wellness centers, and in-store convenient care clinics in the United States. Walgreen Co. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois..
Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) - Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products worldwide. It offers human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, women's health and endocrine, inflammatory and infectious diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, and others. The company also provides vaccines, including preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. In addition, it discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets animal health products comprising vaccines, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs for respiratory diseases, as well as products for the treatment of fertility disorders. Further, the company manufactures and sells over-the-counter products consisting of non-drowsy antihistamines; decongestant-free cold/flu medicine for people with high blood pressure; nasal decongestant spray; and products for occasional constipation and frequent heartburn. Additionally, it offers foot care products, including topical antifungal, and foot and sneaker odor/wetness products; and sun care products, such as sun care lotions, sprays, and dry oils. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, food chain and mass merchandiser outlets, club stores, and specialty channels, as well as managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and other institutions. Merck & Co., Inc. has collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur S.A. for the development of combination vaccines. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey..
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI) - Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the United States. As of December 31, 2011, it operated or contracted out the operation of 46 active mines, and owned or controlled approximately 5.33 billion tons of proven and probable recoverable reserves; and owned or controlled primarily through long-term leases approximately 32,135 acres of coal land in Ohio, 25,037 acres of coal land in Maryland, 33,238 acres of coal land in Virginia, 371,071 acres of coal land in West Virginia, 105,667 acres of coal land in Wyoming, 242,390 acres of coal land in Illinois, 62,822 acres of coal land in Utah, 234,401 acres of coal land in Kentucky, 19,267 acres of coal land in Montana, 21,802 acres of coal land in New Mexico, and 18,443 acres of coal land in Colorado. The company also owned or controlled smaller parcels of property in Alabama, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, California, and Texas through long-term leases. Arch Coal, Inc. sells steam coal to power plants and industrial facilities, and metallurgical coal for use in steel production worldwide. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri..
SMITH & WESSON HOLDING CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SWHC) - Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation provides products and services for safety, security, protection, and sports in the United States and internationally. It offers firearms, handguns, sporting rifles, hunting rifles, black powder firearms, handcuffs and restraints, and firearm-related products and accessories. The company sells its products under the Smith & Wesson brand, the M&P, the Thompson/Center, and the Walther brand names. It also provides metal processing and finishing services, including forging, heat treating, finishing, and plating to third-party customers. The company serves gun enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, sportsmen, competitive shooters, individuals desiring home and personal protection, law enforcement and security agencies and officers, and military agencies. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation sells its products through commercial, law enforcement, federal, and military distributors, retailers, and dealers in the United States, as well as through distributors and manufacturers representatives internationally. It also operates Websites; and an online retail store to sell firearms, accessories, branded products, apparel, and related shooting supplies. The company was founded in 1852 and is based in Springfield, Massachusetts..
Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR) - Frontier Communications Corporation provides communications services for residential and business customers in the United States. The company offers local and long distance voice services, including basic telephone wireline services to residential and business customers; and packages of communications services. It also provides data and Internet services comprising residential services, such as high-speed Internet, dial up Internet, portal and e-mail products, and hard drive back-up services; commercial services, such as Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, and TDM data transport services; and wireless data services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that allow other carriers to use the facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice and data traffic; and direct broadcast satellite services and fiber optic video services. Further, it sells a range of third-party telecommunications equipment for business customers. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut..
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) - .
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