Apr 02, 2013 (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 4012 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1747 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3563 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. GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. (NASDAQ:GILD), Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU), CISCO SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:CSCO), A.P. Pharma Inc (OTC:APPA), Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA), Firesteel Resources Inc (NASDAQ:FTR). 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
GILD $-0.960 -1.96% 7,899,638 57.47% 5,857,872 42.62% 2,041,766 Abnormal
MU $-0.620 -6.17% 23,114,719 51.70% 20,676,485 46.25% 2,438,234 Abnormal
CSCO $-0.070 -0.31% 20,699,024 52.00% 19,110,637 48.01% 1,588,387 Abnormal
APPA $-0.010 -2.70% 4,288,032 62.50% 2,515,336 36.66% 1,772,696 Abnormal
AA $-0.150 -1.76% 10,272,876 48.51% 5,358,324 25.30% 4,914,552 Abnormal
FTR $-0.090 -2.26% 6,056,838 57.40% 4,495,682 42.60% 1,561,156 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 GILD with 2,041,766 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.96000. 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.
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. (NASDAQ:GILD) - Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes human therapeutics for the treatment of life threatening diseases worldwide. Its products include Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Complera/Eviplera, and Emtriva for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; Viread and Hepsera oral formulations for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B; Letairis, an oral formulation for pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet for chronic angina; Lexiscan/Rapiscan, a test that detects and characterizes coronary artery disease; Cayston, an inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients; Tamiflu, a capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. The company also provides other products, such as AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections; Vistide, an antiviral medication for the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS; and Macugen, an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular macular degeneration. In addition, it has product candidates in various stages for the treatment of HIV, which include integrase single-tablet regimen Quad; Cobicistat and Elvitegravir in Phase III; and GS-7340 in Phase II, as well as for liver disease, which consist of GS-7977 in Phase III; GS-5885, GS-9451, and GS-6624 in Phase II; and GS-7340, GS-9620, and GS-9669 in Phase I. Further, the company s product candidates in various stages for the treatment of cardiovascular/metabolic diseases comprise Ranolazine in Phase III; and for the treatment of respiratory diseases consist of Aztreonam for inhalation solution in Phase III, as well as GS-6624 in Phase I. Additionally, it has product candidates in various stages for inflammation/oncology diseases that include GS-1101 in Phase III; GS-1101 and GS-6624 in Phase II; and GS-9973 in Phase I. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Foster City, California..
Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) - Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and marketing semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products for data storage and retrieval comprise dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products, including DDR2 and DDR3 for use as main system memory in computers and servers; and other specialty DRAM memory products, such as DDR and DDR2 mobile low power DRAM, DDR, SDRAM, reduced latency DRAM, and pseudo-static RAM used in laptop computers, tablets, and other consumer devices. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, including RealSSD solid-state drives, flash memory cards, CompactFlash and memory stick products, SD memory cards, and JumpDrive products used in mobile phones, MP3/4 players, computers, solid-state drives, tablets, digital still cameras, and other personal and consumer applications. In addition, it resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND flash suppliers. Further, Micron Technology, Inc. provides NOR flash memory products that are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices used in consumer electronics, industrial, wired and wireless communications, computing, and automotive applications; and manufactures semiconductor components for CMOS image sensors and other semiconductor products. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors, as well as through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho..
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 industries worldwide. It offers switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, access points, and servers, as well as function as aggregators on local-area networks and wide-area networks; and routers that interconnects public and private IP networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company also provides set-top boxes; cable modem CPE products, such as data, EMTA, and gateways; cable modem termination systems products; videoscape software products; and headend equipment, which include encoders, decoders, and transcoders. In addition, it offers collaboration products comprising IP phones, call center and messaging products, unified communications infrastructure products, and Web-based collaborative offerings, as well as telepresence systems that integrates voice, video, data, and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks; and security products consisting of firewall, intrusion prevention, remote access, virtual private networks, unified clients, network admission control, Web gateways, and email gateways, which deliver identity, network, and content security solutions for mobile, collaborative, and cloud-enabled businesses. Further, the company provides wireless products, such as wireless access points, controllers, antennas, and integrated management solutions; data center products, which include blade and rack servers, fabric interconnects, and server access virtualization; and home networking and other networking products. Additionally, it offers technical support services; and responsive, preventive, and consultative support services for its technologies. Cisco Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California..
A.P. Pharma Inc (OTC:APPA) - A.P. Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in developing pharmaceutical products using its proprietary Biochronomer polymer-based drug delivery technology. Its Biochronomer technology consists of bioerodible polymers designed to release drugs over a defined period of time; and is applicable to a range of therapeutic areas, including prevention of nausea and vomiting, pain management, control of inflammation, and treatment of ophthalmic diseases. The company s lead product candidate is APF530, which completed a Phase III clinical trial for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It has also submitted investigational new drug applications for two other product candidates, including APF112 for post-surgical pain relief; and APF580 that is designed to provide analgesia lasting at least seven days following a single injection. The company was formerly known as Advanced Polymer Systems, Inc. and changed its name to A.P. Pharma, Inc. in May 2001 to reflect its focus on pharmaceutical business. A.P. Pharma, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Redwood City, California..
Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) - Alcoa Inc. engages in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The Alumina segment engages in mining of bauxite, which is then refined into alumina. The Primary Metals segment produces aluminum. The Global Rolled Products segment engages in the production and sale of aluminum plate, sheet, and foil. The Engineered Products and Solutions segment produces and sells titanium, aluminum, and super alloy investment castings, forgings and fasteners, aluminum wheels, integrated aluminum structural systems, and architectural extrusions, as well as hard alloy extrusions. Its products are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, consumer electronics, and industrial applications. The company has operations primarily in the United States, Australia, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Norway, France, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom, China, and Germany. Alcoa Inc. was founded in 1888 and is based in New York, New York..
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..
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