(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 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 3633 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3960 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2209 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. DELL INC (NASDAQ:DELL), Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI), LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP (NYSE:LPX), TENET HEALTHCARE CORP (NYSE:THC), VIVUS INC (NASDAQ:VVUS), MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT). 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
DELL $0.250 1.45% 12,349,947 46.47% 14,222,815 53.51% -1,872,868 Abnormal
SIRI $0.010 0.48% 15,799,757 43.72% 20,355,148 56.32% -4,555,391 Abnormal
LPX $0.050 0.63% 1,701,513 26.58% 2,969,041 46.38% -1,267,528 Abnormal
THC $0.090 1.62% 3,074,986 24.95% 4,706,676 38.19% -1,631,690 Abnormal
VVUS $8.280 78.48% 28,003,966 47.78% 30,060,701 51.29% -2,056,735 Abnormal
MSFT $0.120 0.38% 16,378,900 46.06% 19,074,232 53.64% -2,695,332 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 DELL with 1,872,868 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.25000. 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.
DELL INC (NASDAQ:DELL) - Dell Inc. provides integrated technology solutions in the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. The company designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and supports mobility products, including laptops, netbooks, tablets, and smartphones; desktops PCs; and servers and networking products. It also offers storage solutions comprising storage area networks, network-attached storage, direct-attached storage, disk and tape backup systems, and removable disk backup. In addition, the company provides third-party software products consisting of operating systems, business and office applications, anti-virus and related security software, and entertainment software; and peripherals, such as printers, televisions, notebook accessories, mice, keyboards, networking and wireless products, and digital cameras. In addition, it offers IT and business services, including transactional services, such as support, managed deployment, enterprise installation, and configuration services; outsourcing services comprising data center and systems management, network management, life cycle application development and management, and business process outsourcing services; and project-based services consisting of IT infrastructure, applications, business process, and business consulting services, as well as offers asset recovery, recycling, and applications maintenance services. Further, the company provides financial services, including originating, collecting, and servicing customer receivables related to the purchase of its products. Dell Inc. sells its products and services through its sales representatives, telephone-based sales, and online at dell.com, as well as through indirect sales channels. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.
Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company offers a programming lineup of approximately 135 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, and traffic and weather. It also provides music channels that offer music genres, ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; channels of sports; talk and entertainment channels; comedy channels; national, international, and financial news channels; and religious channels. As of December 31, 2009, Sirius XM Radio had 18,772,758 subscribers. In addition, it provides music services for commercial establishments; music and comedy channels to mobile phone users; and music channels and select non-music channels over the Internet; a suite of data services; services that offer graphic information; and various real-time weather services, as well as operates a television service, which provides content designed primarily for children in the backseat of vehicles. Further, the company engages in the distribution of satellite radios for use in cars, trucks, homes, offices, boats, or other locations. Sirius XM Radio distributes its satellite radios primarily through automakers, retailers, and Web sites, as well as offers to customers of rental car companies. Further, it provides home units that offer satellite services to home and commercial audio systems, and products that provide access to the Internet radio services in the home without the personal computer. The company was formerly known as Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and changed its name to Sirius XM Radio Inc. in August 2008. Sirius XM Radio Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP (NYSE:LPX) - Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and distributing building products for new home construction, repair and remodeling, manufactured housing, and light industrial and commercial construction. The company operates in three segments: Oriented Strand Board, Siding, and Engineered Wood Products. The Oriented Strand Board segment provides structural panel products, such as plywood, including roof decking, sidewall sheathing, and floor underlayment. The Siding segment offers SmartSide siding products and related accessories, including wood-based sidings, trim, soffit, and fascia; and Canexel siding and accessory products comprising pre-finished lap, panel, and trim products. The Engineered Wood Products segment offers I-joists, laminated veneer lumber, laminated strand lumber, and other related products for residential and commercial flooring and roofing systems, headers and beams, and other structural applications. In addition, the company provides decorative molding, cellulose insulation, and timber and timberlands. The company offers its products to retail home centers, manufactured housing producers, distributors, wholesalers, and building materials dealers in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
TENET HEALTHCARE CORP (NYSE:THC) - Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health care services company, operates general hospitals and related health care facilities. The companys general hospitals offer acute care services, radiology services, and respiratory therapy services, as well as operate operating and recovery rooms, and clinical laboratories and pharmacies. It also provides intensive care, critical care and/or coronary care units, and physical therapy; orthopedic, oncology, and outpatient services; tertiary care services, such as open-heart surgery, neonatal intensive care, and neuroscience; quaternary care in areas, including heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplants; gamma-knife brain surgery; cyberknife surgery for tumors and lesions in the brain, lung, neck, and spine; and bone marrow transplants. As of December 31, 2008, Tenet Healthcare Corporation operated 53 general hospitals; and a critical access hospital with a combined total of 14,352 licensed beds serving urban and rural communities. The company also operated various related health care facilities, including a rehabilitation hospital; a long-term acute care hospital; a skilled nursing facility; various medical office buildings; and physician practices, captive insurance companies, and other ancillary health care businesses, such as outpatient surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and occupational and rural health care clinics, as well as owned interests in two health maintenance organizations. It has a joint venture agreement with MED3000 Inc. to provide services to physician practices. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with additional offices in Santa Ana, California; Coral Springs, Florida; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
VIVUS INC (NASDAQ:VVUS) - VIVUS, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for underserved markets in the United States. It offers MUSE, a minimally invasive therapy for erectile dysfunction. The companys investigational product pipeline includes Qnexa that has completed Phase 3 clinical trials for obesity, and Phase 2 clinical trials for diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea; Avanafil, which is in phase 3 clinical trials to treat erectile dysfunction; and Luramist, which has completed phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women. It has a development, licensing, and supply agreement with Tanabe Seiyaku Co., Ltd. for the development and commercialization of Avanafil; and licensing agreements with Acrux and its subsidiary to develop and commercialize Luramist and Evamist in the United States. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT) - Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. The companys Windows & Windows Live Division segment offers Windows operating system, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer. It offers Windows operating system, which include Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Home, as well as Windows Live suite of applications and Web services. Microsofts Server and Tools segment provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Visual Studio, Silverlight, System Center products, Biz Talk server, Microsoft consulting services, and product support services. This segment also provides enterprise consulting and product support services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The companys Online Services Division segment offers online information products, such as Bing, MSN portals, and channels; and an online advertising platform for publishers and advertisers. Microsofts Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps. The companys Entertainment and Devices Division segment develops, produces, and markets the Xbox 360 platform; PC software games; online games and services; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; Windows Phone and Windows Embedded device platforms; the Zune digital music and entertainment platform; and application software for Apples Macintosh computers, Microsoft PC hardware products, and other devices. This segment also involves in retail and marketing of packaged versions of the Microsoft Office system and the Windows operating systems. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
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