Feb 04, 2013 (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 3953 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3792 companies with positive Friction Factors and 1779 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. Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK), Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Hewlett-Packard Co (NYSE:HPQ), Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW), Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST), HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:HTZ). 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
MRK $-1.420 -3.28% 12,852,382 34.10% 11,542,143 30.62% 1,310,239 Abnormal
AAPL $-2.340 -0.51% 9,834,109 51.06% 8,900,559 46.21% 933,550 Abnormal
HPQ $-0.040 -0.24% 6,253,072 37.32% 4,636,349 27.67% 1,616,723 Abnormal
GLW $-0.050 -0.42% 6,248,092 35.02% 5,071,927 28.43% 1,176,165 Abnormal
HST $-0.100 -0.60% 6,917,546 44.48% 4,719,063 30.34% 2,198,483 Abnormal
HTZ $-0.020 -0.10% 2,422,083 40.39% 1,425,053 23.76% 997,030 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Friday 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 MRK with 1,310,239 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-1.42000. 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.
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. The company provides 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, immunology infectious diseases, neurosciences and ophthalmology, oncology, vaccines, and women's health and endocrine. It also offers vaccines, including preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. In addition, the company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets antibiotics, anti-inflammatory products, vaccines, products for the treatment of fertility disorders, and parasiticides for cattle, swine, horses, poultry, dogs, cats, salmons, and fish. Further, it manufactures and sells over-the-counter product line, including non-drowsy antihistamines; treatment for occasional constipation; decongestant-free cold/flu medicine for people with high blood pressure; nasal decongestant spray; and treatment for frequent heartburn. Additionally, the company provides foot care products comprising topical antifungal, and foot and sneaker odor/wetness products; and sun care products consisting of sun care lotions, sprays, and dry oils. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, and managed health care providers, as well as food chain and mass merchandiser outlets in the United States and internationally. The company has joint venture agreements with Sanofi Pasteur S.A. and AstraZeneca LP. Merck & Co., Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey..
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) - Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computing products, and portable digital music players worldwide. Its products and services include iPhone, a handheld product that combines a mobile phone, an iPod, and an Internet communications device; iPad, a multi-purpose mobile device; desktop computers, such as iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini; portable computers, including MacBook Pro and MacBook Air; a line of iPod portable digital music and media players; and iCloud, a cloud service. The company also offers a range of software products, including iOS and OS X operating system software; server software; iLife and iWork application software; and other application software consisting of Final Cut Pro, Logic Studio, Logic Pro, and its FileMaker Pro database software. It also manufactures the Apple LED Cinema Display and Thunderbolt Display; sells a variety of Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible and iOS-compatible peripheral products, including printers, storage devices, computer memory, digital video and still cameras, and various other computing products and supplies; and Apple TV, a device that allows customers to watch movies and television shows on their high definition televisions. The company sells its products to consumers; small and mid-sized businesses; and education, enterprise, and government customers through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. It also sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store. As of September 29, 2012, the company had 250 stores in the United States and 140 stores internationally. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California..
Hewlett-Packard Co (NYSE:HPQ) - Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. Its Personal Systems segment offers commercial notebooks and desktops; consumer notebooks, desktops, and mini notebooks; and workstations, calculators and other related accessories, and software and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The company s Services segment provides consulting, outsourcing, and technology services to infrastructure, applications, and business process domains. Its Printing segment offers consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, and scanning devices, such as inkjet and Web solutions, laserjet and enterprise solutions, managed enterprise solutions, and graphics solutions. The company s Enterprise Servers, Storage, and Networking segment provides industry standard servers; business critical systems; storage platforms; and networking products comprising switches, routers, and wireless LANs. Its Software segment offers enterprise information management solutions for structured and unstructured data, IT management software, and security intelligence/risk management solutions as software licenses, software-as-a-service, and hybrid or appliance deployment models. The company s HP Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, utility programs, and asset recovery services; and financial asset management services to enterprise customers, as well as specialized financial services to SMBs, and educational and governmental entities. Its Corporate Investments segment provides business intelligence solutions that enable businesses to standardize on data management schemes, connect and share data across the enterprise, and apply analytics. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California..
Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) - Corning Incorporated produces specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Display Technologies, Telecommunications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) for notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Telecommunications segment produces optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products, including cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware, fiber optic connectors, optical components and couplers, closures and pedestals, splice and test equipment, and other accessories for optical connectivity to the telecommunications industry. This segment also provides optical fiber technology products for various applications, comprising premises, fiber-to-the-home access, metropolitan, long haul, and submarine networks. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment develops, manufactures, and supplies scientific laboratory products, such as general labware and equipment, as well as tools and reagents for cell culture and bioprocess, and genomics and proteomics. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, including the Corning Epic systems for high throughput screening; the Corning HYPERFlask Cell Culture Vessel for increased cell yields; and other novel surfaces comprising Corning CellBIND Surface, the Corning Osteo-Assay surface, and the Corning Synthemax Surface. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Corning, New York..
Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) - Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm primarily invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland..
HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:HTZ) - Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Car Rental and Equipment Rental. The Car Rental segment owns and rents various car models on an hourly, daily, weekend, weekly, monthly, or multi-month basis. This segment operates car rental locations at or near airports, as well as in central business districts and suburban areas of cities in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Australia, New Zealand, China, and Brazil. The Car Rental segment also operates nine retail used car sales locations in the United States, France, and Australia. The Equipment Rental segment rents earthmoving equipment, material handling equipment, aerial and electrical equipment, air compressors, generators, pumps, small tools, compaction equipment, and construction-related trucks. This segment also sells new equipment, and consumables, such as gloves and hardhats. The company also offers claim administration services, such as investigating, evaluating, negotiating, and disposing of various claims, including third-party, first-party, bodily injury, property damage, general liability, and product liability. As of December 31, 2011, it operated a rental fleet of approximately 355,500 cars in the United States; and a combined rental fleet of approximately 174,800 cars internationally. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. serves various industries, such as construction, petrochemical, automobile manufacturing, railroad, power generation, and shipbuilding. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Park Ridge, New Jersey..
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