Dec 27, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Monday. 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 Monday there were 4032 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2155 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2838 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. APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX), Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM), Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX). 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
AMAT $-0.130 -1.13% 2,995,227 57.15% 2,238,219 42.71% 757,008 Abnormal
BSX $-0.060 -1.03% 1,810,605 44.12% 1,220,270 29.74% 590,335 Abnormal
PBR $-0.200 -1.01% 1,584,818 36.78% 1,026,919 23.83% 557,899 Abnormal
JPM $-0.120 -0.27% 3,757,721 43.83% 2,253,599 26.29% 1,504,122 Abnormal
RIMM $-0.310 -2.84% 14,956,977 51.81% 13,902,963 48.16% 1,054,014 Abnormal
XRX $-0.070 -0.99% 1,444,362 45.94% 826,204 26.28% 618,158 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Monday 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 AMAT with 757,008 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.
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (NASDAQ:AMAT) - Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Its Silicon Systems Group segment offers a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It provides systems that perform primary processes used in chip fabrication, including atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, electrochemical deposition etch, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical planarization, wet cleaning, and wafer metrology and inspection, as well as systems that etch, measure, and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. The companys Applied Global Services segment offers products and services designed to improve the performance and productivity, and reduce the environmental impact of the fab operations of semiconductor, LCD, and solar PV manufacturers. Its Display segment provides equipment to fabricate thin film transistor LCDs for televisions, computer displays, and other consumer-oriented electronic applications. The companys Energy and Environmental Solutions segment offers manufacturing solutions for the generation and conservation of energy. It also provides manufacturing solutions for wafer-based crystalline silicon, and glass-based thin film applications. In addition, this segment offers roll-to-roll vacuum Web coating systems for deposition of a range of films on flexible substrates for functional, aesthetic, or optical properties, as well as roll-to-roll machine for depositing ultra-thin aluminum films for flexible packaging applications. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, flat panel liquid crystal displays, solar photovoltaic cells and modules, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California..
Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX) - Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices used in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It offers cardiac rhythm management products, which monitor the heart and deliver electricity to treat cardiac abnormalities; and RF generators, intracardiac ultrasound and steerable ablation catheters, and diagnostic catheters for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The company also provides interventional cardiology products, such as coronary stent systems, coronary revascularization products to treat patients with atherosclerosis and intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems; vascular access products, balloon catheters, stents and peripheral vascular catheters, wires, and accessories, as well as products for peripheral embolization procedures; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease various forms of benign and malignant tumors. In addition, it offers coated and uncoated detachable coils, micro-delivery stents, micro-guidewires, micro-catheters, guiding catheters, and embolics to neuro-interventional radiologists and neurosurgeons to treat diseases of the neurovascular system; and endoscopy and interventional bronchoscopy products to diagnose and treat various digestive diseases, as well as pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs. Further, the company provides urology/womens health products to treat patients with urinary stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and excessive uterine bleeding; and spinal cord stimulation system for the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs. Boston Scientific Corporation markets its products through direct sales force, and a network of distributors and dealers. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts with additional offices in Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France..
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) - Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. primarily engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, trade, and transportation businesses. The companys Exploration and Production segment involves in the exploration, production, development, and production of oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas in Brazil. This segment supplies its products to the refineries in Brazil, as well as sells surplus petroleum and byproducts in domestic and foreign markets. Its Supply segment engages in the refining, logistics, transportation, and trade of oil and oil products; export of ethanol; and extraction and processing of schist, as well as holds interests in companies of the petrochemical sector in Brazil. The Gas and Energy segment involves in the transportation and trade of natural gas produced in or imported into Brazil; transportation and trade of LNG; and generation and trade of electric power. In addition, the segment has interests in natural gas transportation and distribution companies; and thermoelectric power stations in Brazil, as well engages in fertilizer business. The Distribution segment distributes oil products, ethanol, and compressed natural gas in Brazil. The International segment involves in the exploration and production of oil and gas, as well as in supplying, gas and energy, and distribution operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Further, the company involves in biofuel production business. Petroleo Brasileiro was founded in 1953 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) - JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. Its Investment Bank segment provides various investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, risk management, market-making in cash securities and derivative instruments, prime brokerage, and research services serving corporations, financial institutions, governments, and institutional investors. The companys Commercial Banking segment provides lending, treasury, investment banking, and asset management services to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and not-for-profit entities. Its Treasury & Securities Services segment offers cash management, trade, wholesale card, and liquidity products and services to small and mid-sized companies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, and government entities. It also holds, values, clears, and services securities, cash, and alternative investments for investors and broker-dealers, and manages depositary receipt programs worldwide. JPMorgans Asset Management segment provides investment and wealth management to institutions, retail investors, and high-net-worth individuals. This segment offers investment management in equities, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private equity, and liquidity products, as well as trust and estate, banking and brokerage services, and retirement services. Its Retail Financial Services segment offers retail banking and consumer lending services that include checking and savings accounts, mortgages, home equity and business loans, and investments through ATMs, online banking, and telephone banking, as well as auto dealerships and school financial-aid offices. The companys Card Services segment issues credit cards and processes various credit card payments. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was founded in 1823 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company, through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services, provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, short messaging service, and Internet and Intranet-based applications and browsing. Its products and services principally comprise the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, and other software and hardware. The companys BlackBerry smartphones use wireless, push-based technology that delivers data to mobile users business and consumer applications. Its BlackBerry smartphone portfolio includes BlackBerry Bold series, the BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Curve series, the BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry Storm series, the BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Pearl series, and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The companys BlackBerry enterprise solutions comprise BlackBerry enterprise server, BlackBerry enterprise server express, BlackBerry mobile voice system, and hosted BlackBerry services. Its technology also enables third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data, and third-party support programs. In addition, the company offers BlackBerry technical support services, non-warranty repairs, and nonrecurring engineering services. Further, it provides BlackBerry App World that offers BlackBerry smartphone users an electronic catalogue that aids in the discovery and download/purchase of applications directly from their BlackBerry smartphone. The company markets and sells its BlackBerry wireless solutions primarily through global wireless communications carriers, and third party distribution channels. Research In Motion Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada..
Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX) - Xerox Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, service, and finance of document equipment, software, solutions, and services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Technology, Services, and Other. The Technology segment provides multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, light production devices, and desktop monochrome and color printers for office users. This segment also offers Extensible Interface Platform, a software platform that provides tools to create server based applications; and Xerox Mobile Print Solution, Xerox Mobile Express Driver, and Secure Access Unified ID System. The Services segment offers business process, information technology (IT), and document outsourcing services. Its business process outsourcing services include human resources, customer care, finance and accounting, healthcare payer and insurance, government services and solutions, transportation solutions, and card fare payment solutions. This segments IT outsourcing services comprise data center outsourcing, server outsourcing, network outsourcing, remote infrastructure management, help desk/service desk management, desktop outsourcing, managed storage, utility computing, disaster recovery, security, and IT commercial services. Its document outsourcing services include managed print services; consolidating in-house production and commercial printing; communication processes and back-office functions; designing, authoring, and translating technical documentation; and creating personalized and multi-channel marketing communications. The Other segment primarily sells paper, wide-format systems, and GIS network integration solutions and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and solutions through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut..
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