Feb 15, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Thursday. 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 Thursday there were 4024 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2639 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2681 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. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), H.J. Heinz Co (NYSE:HNZ), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:HBAN), Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S), Li & Fung Ltd (OTC:LFUGY). 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
USB $0.060 0.18% 1,251,582 20.12% 3,082,286 49.56% -1,830,704 Abnormal
HNZ $11.990 19.82% 20,377,921 31.93% 24,808,774 38.87% -4,430,853 Abnormal
JNJ $0.150 0.20% 1,974,199 20.42% 4,751,672 49.15% -2,777,473 Abnormal
HBAN $0.040 0.56% 4,645,080 41.93% 6,550,575 59.13% -1,905,495 Abnormal
S $0.010 0.17% 8,114,002 28.39% 10,961,841 38.35% -2,847,839 Abnormal
LFUGY $0.130 5.20% 207,769 5.14% 3,761,969 93.07% -3,554,200 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Thursday 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 USB with 1,830,704 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.06000. 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.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) - U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides various banking and financial services in the United States. The company offers depository services, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts. Its loan portfolio includes residential mortgages and credit card loans; and retail loans, such as revolving consumer lines, auto loans and leases, second mortgages, student loans, and home equity loans and lines. In addition, the company provides wholesale and asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, equipment finance and small-ticket leasing, depository, treasury management, capital markets, foreign exchange, and international trade services to middle market, large corporate, commercial real estate, financial institution, and public sector customers; and telephone and mobile banking, online services, direct mail, and automatic teller machine(ATM) processing services. Further, it offers private banking, financial advisory, investment management, retail brokerage, insurance, trust, mutual fund servicing, and custody services; and payment services comprising consumer and business credit cards, stored-value cards, debit cards, corporate and purchasing card services, consumer lines of credit, and merchant processing services. As of June 30, 2012, the company operated 3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,085 ATMs. It serves individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities, estates, foundations, and charitable organizations. U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota..
H.J. Heinz Co (NYSE:HNZ) - H. J. Heinz Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets food products for consumers, and foodservice and institutional customers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Its principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, infant nutrition, and other food products. The company sells its products through its sales organizations, as well as through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative, and independent grocery accounts; convenience stores; bakeries; pharmacies; mass merchants; club stores; foodservice distributors; and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health-care facilities, and government agencies. H. J. Heinz Company was founded in 1869 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) - Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. Its Consumer segment offers products for use in the baby care, skin care, oral care, wound care, and women s health fields, as well as nutritional and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, and wellness and prevention platforms under JOHNSON S, AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, NEUTROGENA, RoC, LUBRIDERM, DABAO, VEND ME, LISTERINE, REACH, BAND-AID, NEOSPORIN, CAREFREE, o.b., STAYFREE, SPLENDA, TYLENOL, SUDAFED, ZYRTEC, MOTRIN IB, and PEPCID AC names. This segment markets its products to the general public, as well as to retail outlets and distributors. The company s Pharmaceutical segment provides various products in the areas of anti-infective, antipsychotic, contraceptive, dermatology, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, neurology, oncology, pain management, thrombosis, vaccines, and infectious diseases. This segment distributes its products directly to retailers, wholesalers, and health care professionals for prescription use. Its Medical Devices and Diagnostics segment offers electrophysiology and circulatory disease management products; orthopaedic joint reconstruction, spinal care, neurological, and sports medicine products; surgical care, aesthetics, and women s health products; minimally invasive surgical and sterilization products; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; professional diagnostic products; and disposable contact lenses. This segment distributes its products directly and through surgical supply and other distributors to wholesalers, hospitals, and retailers. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1886 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey..
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:HBAN) - Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as the holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, and consumer banking services. The company s Retail and Business Banking segment offers various financial products and services, including checking, savings, and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans and leases; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, foreign exchange hedging, and treasury management services to consumer and small business customers. Its Regional and Commercial Banking segment provides commercial lending; depository and liquidity management products; treasury management solutions; equipment and technology leasing; international services; and capital markets services, such as interest rate risk protection, foreign exchange hedging and sales, trading of securities, mezzanine investment capabilities, and employee benefit programs to government, not-for-profit, health-care, and publicly traded entities. The company s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of automobiles, and new and used vehicle inventory by automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Wealth Advisors, Government Finance, and Home Lending segment provides investment management; investment servicing; custody, and corporate trust and retirement plan services; and administrative and operational support to fund to high net worth customers. It also offers online, mobile, and telephone banking services; and operates approximately 1,350 automated teller machines. As of July 24, 2012, the company had 680 branches located in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio..
Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S) - Sprint Nextel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, offers wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. It operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment provides data transmission services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; mobile entertainment applications; and local and long distance wireless voice services, voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. This segment also provides customized design, development, implementation, and support for wireless services provided to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other devices and accessories to subscribers, agents, and other third-party distributors for resale. The Wireline segment offers voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol, managed network services, voice over Internet protocol, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services, as well as wholesale voice local and long distance, and digital voice services. This segment markets and sells its services primarily through direct sales representatives. The company offers its wireless and wireline voice and data transmission services under the Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. It serves approximately 56 million customers. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas..
Li & Fung Ltd (OTC:LFUGY) - Li & Fung Limited, multinational group, engages in the design, development, sourcing, and distribution of consumer goods worldwide. The company manages supply chain for retailers and brands in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia through three interconnected business networks comprising trading, logistics, and distribution. Li & Fung Limited was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Hong Kong, Hong Kong..
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