Dec 31, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
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 4015 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2172 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3669 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bullish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices rose. Acme Communications Inc (OTC:ACME), SYMANTEC CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SYMC), LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:LOW), LSI Corp (NYSE:LSI), ANTISOMA PLC (OTC:AIOAF), Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd (NYSE:QIHU). 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
ACME $0.016 20.78% 96,149 13.12% 636,846 86.88% -540,697 Abnormal
SYMC $0.010 0.05% 1,719,959 43.63% 2,213,196 56.14% -493,237 Abnormal
LOW $0.010 0.03% 1,965,590 24.22% 2,500,413 30.81% -534,823 Abnormal
LSI $0.060 0.91% 1,832,562 43.14% 2,344,494 55.19% -511,932 Abnormal
AIOAF $0.011 52.50% 107,777 15.45% 590,000 84.55% -482,223 Abnormal
QIHU $0.320 1.19% 465,616 23.12% 939,062 46.62% -473,446 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Friday and their stock prices rose. 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 ACME with 540,697 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.01600. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more selling than buying should cause prices to drop.
Acme Communications Inc (OTC:ACME) - ACME Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates broadcast television stations in the United States. It also produces a 3-hour weekday news and lifestyle morning program, The Daily Buzz, which airs in its stations, and on 163 television stations in the United States. As of December 31, 2010, the company owned and operated 7 commercially-licensed broadcast television stations, which include KWBQ-29/KWBR-21 and KASY-45 in AlbuquerqueSanta Fe, New Mexico; WBXX-20 in Knoxville, Tennessee; WBDT-26 in Dayton, Ohio; WCWF-21 in Green BayAppleton, Wisconsin; WBUW-32 in Madison, Wisconsin; and KWBR in Roswell, New Mexico. In addition, it owns KWBR in Roswell, New Mexico, which is a satellite station of KWBQ. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Santa Ana, California..
SYMANTEC CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SYMC) - Symantec Corporation provides security, storage, and systems management solutions to secure and manage information. It operates in four segments: Consumer, Security and Compliance, Storage and Server Management, and Services. The Consumer segment provides Internet security and protection solutions, suites, and services to individual users and home offices. The Security and Compliance segment provides solutions for enterprise security, system management, and software-as-a-service. The Storage and Server Management segment focuses on providing storage management, high availability, and backup and recovery solutions in heterogeneous storage and server platforms to enterprise customers. The Services segment offers consulting services, which include advisory, product enablement, and residency services to enable customers to assess, design, transform, and operate their infrastructure; education services, including programs on technical training and security awareness training; and business critical services. It also provides managed security services, managed endpoint protection services, and managed backup services. In addition, the company offers maintenance support contracts, including content, upgrades, and technical support to enterprises; and self-help online services, phone, chat, email support, and fee-based premium support and diagnostic services to consumers. Symantec Corporation markets and sells its products through distributors, retailers, direct marketers, Internet-based resellers, original equipment manufacturers, system builders, and Internet service providers; and its e-commerce channels, as well as direct sales force, value-added and large account resellers, and system integrators. It has operations in the Americas, which include the United States, Canada, and Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific Japan. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California..
LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:LOW) - Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States and Canada. The company offers a range of products for home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and property maintenance. It provides home improvement products in the categories of appliances, paint, lumber, flooring, building materials, millwork, lawn and landscape products, hardware, fashion plumbing, tools, lighting, seasonal living, rough plumbing, nursery, outdoor power equipment, cabinets and countertops, rough electrical, home environment, home organization, and windows and walls, as well as boards, panel products, irrigation pipes, vinyl sidings, and ladders. The company also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories. Lowe's Companies serves homeowners and renters primarily consisting of do-it-yourself customers and do-it-for-me customers, as well as others buying for personal and family use; and commercial business customers, who work in the construction, repair/remodel, commercial and residential property management, or business maintenance professions. As of January 29, 2010, it operated 1,710 stores, including 1,694 stores in the United States and 16 stores in Canada. The company also offers its products through electronic product catalogs and Lowes.com. Lowe's Companies, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina..
LSI Corp (NYSE:LSI) - LSI Corporation designs, develops, and markets storage and networking semiconductors and storage systems. Its Semiconductor segment offers integrated circuits for hard disk and tape drive solutions, including systems-on-a-chip, read channels, pre-amplifiers, serial physical interfaces, and hard disk controllers, as well as custom firmware; and magnetic and optical disk drives, and disk and tape-based storage systems. Its hard disk and tape drive electronics are used to store and retrieve data in personal computers, corporate network servers, archive/back-up devices, and consumer electronics products, such as digital video recorders, game consoles, and digital media players. This segment also offers networking solutions that include chips, such as network processors, digital signal processors, content-inspection processors, traffic shaping devices, and physical layer devices, as well as software, evaluation systems, and reference designs for office, home, and small-to-medium business applications. The companys Storage Systems segment provides a line of open, modular storage products that comprises complete systems and sub-assemblies, such as storage controller modules, disk drive enclosure modules, related management software, and data protection software for creating local and remote copies of critical data. Its products and solutions are used in various open operating systems, such as Windows, UNIX and UNIX variants, and Linux environments. This segments products serve Internet-based applications, such as online transaction processing and e-commerce, data warehousing, file serving, video editing and post-production, and computing. The company operates in the North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. LSI Corporation serves original equipment manufacturers through a network of direct sales, and marketing and field engineering offices. The company, formerly known as LSI Logic Corporation, was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California..
ANTISOMA PLC (OTC:AIOAF) - Antisoma plc, a biotechnology company, engages in the development and commercialization of novel drugs for the treatment of cancer. Its product pipeline primarily includes AS1413, a DNA intercalator, which is in Phase III clinical trials in patients with secondary acute myeloid leukemia; and AS1411, a DNA aptamer, which is in Phase IIb clinical trials used for the treatment of relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia. Antisoma plc was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom..
Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd (NYSE:QIHU) - .
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