Dec 18, 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 3956 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3376 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2480 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Monday and lowest price Friction (bullish). This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices rose faster with less Friction. Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC), NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG), Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL), Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU), Powershares Qqq Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ). 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
C $1.030 2.73% 16,952,961 32.95% 13,232,414 25.72% 3,720,547 36,122
BAC $0.420 3.97% 67,025,754 41.17% 53,156,530 32.65% 13,869,224 330,220
NRG $0.340 1.48% 11,813,571 51.82% 6,984,513 30.64% 4,829,058 142,031
ORCL $0.380 1.19% 14,517,487 60.76% 9,193,166 38.47% 5,324,321 140,114
ALU $0.080 6.45% 16,825,064 37.27% 13,229,109 29.31% 3,595,955 449,494
QQQ $0.860 1.33% 21,234,594 51.39% 18,339,927 44.38% 2,894,667 33,659
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have high net dollar gains (Change) and very low price friction 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 C with a Net Buy Volume of 3,720,547 shares and a Friction Factor of 36,122 shares. That means that it takes 36,122 more shares of buying than selling to move C higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Monday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
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..
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC) - Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial services to individuals, small- and middle-market businesses, corporations, and governments primarily in the United States and internationally. The companys Deposits segment generates savings accounts, money market savings accounts, certificate of deposits and IRAs, and checking accounts; and Global Card Services segment provides the U.S. consumer and business card, consumer lending, international card and debit card services. Its Home Loans & Insurance segment offers fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, reverse mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans, as well as property, casualty, life, disability, and credit insurance. The companys Global Commercial Banking segment provides commercial loans and commitment facilities, real estate lending, leasing, trade finance, short-term credit, asset-based lending, and indirect consumer loans; and capital management and treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options. Its Global Banking & Markets segment provides financial products, advisory services, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services; debt and equity underwriting and distribution, merger-related advisory services, and risk management products; and integrated working capital management and treasury solutions. The companys Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers advisory services, team-based investment advice and guidance, brokerage services, and wealth management solutions, as well as retirement services. Bank of America Corporation serves customers through a network of approximately 5,900 banking centers and 18,000 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina..
NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) - NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesale power generation company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, and operation of power generation facilities. It also engages in transacting in and trade of fuel and transportation services; the trade of energy, capacity, and related products in the United States and internationally; and the supply of electricity and energy services to retail electricity customers in the Texas market. As of December 31, 2009, the companys power generation assets consisted of approximately 10,660 megawatt (MW) of gas-fired; 7,560 MW of coal-fired; 3,715 MW of oil-fired; 1,175 MW of nuclear; and 365 MW of renewable generating capacity in the United States. In addition, NRG Energy also owns approximately 115 MW of thermal capacity domestically, as well as 1,005 MW of power generation capacity overseas in Australia and Germany. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey..
Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL) - Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems worldwide. It engages in licensing database and middleware software, including database, application server and application grid, SOA suite and business process management, data migration and integration, business intelligence, identity and access management, content management, portal and user interaction, developer tools, Oracle enterprise manager, and Java platform. The company also offers application software, including enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, enterprise performance management, supply chain management, business intelligence applications, enterprise project portfolio management, and industry-specific applications; and software license updates and product support services. In addition, it provides hardware systems products, such as servers, storage products, Solaris operating system and other hardware-related software, and networking components and products; and hardware systems support services. Further, the company offers consulting services, which include enterprise architecture design and implementation, business/IT strategy alignment, business process simplification, solution integration, and product implementation, enhancements, and upgrades; on demand and advanced customer services; and training services, as well as certification programs. It markets and sells its products directly, as well as through resellers, system integrators/implementers, consultants, education providers, Internet service providers, network integrators, and independent software vendors to various industries, government agencies, and educational institutions. The company has a strategic alliance with Cap Gemini S.A. to market and implement Oracle Revenue Management for public. Oracle was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California..
Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU) - Alcatel-Lucent offers products, solutions, and transformation services that enable service providers, enterprises, governments, and strategic industries to deliver voice, data, and video communication services to end-users worldwide. It engages in the development and sale of software and related services to manage customer interactions. The company offers a software suite that connects customers with the resources to fulfill customer requests and meet customer care goals. It also provides software and related services, which support service provider business priorities in the areas of application innovation, enhanced communications, digital media, real-time rating and charging, and subscriber data management, as well as offers tools for providers to enable consumers set up and manage their mobile devices and services at-home. In addition, the company offers voice telephony and data networking solutions; and end-to-end communications networks and individual network elements, as well as designs and sells a suite of radio frequency products, such as cable, antenna, tower systems, and their related electronic components. Further, the company designs, integrates, manages, and maintains networks. Alcatel-Lucent is headquartered in Paris, France..
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