(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 3350 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1306 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4970 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. AT&T INC (NYSE:T), HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (NYSE:HPQ), WEATHERFORD INTL LTD (NYSE:WFT), ALCOA INC. (NYSE:AA), MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT), GREAT WALL BUILDERS LTD (OTCBB:GWBU). 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
T $0.100 0.30% 5,375,399 23.30% 7,392,535 32.04% -2,017,136 Abnormal
HPQ $0.030 0.14% 4,292,897 25.89% 4,869,099 29.36% -576,202 Abnormal
WFT $0.160 1.28% 2,627,506 24.29% 3,228,010 29.84% -600,504 Abnormal
AA $0.040 0.46% 8,108,304 23.65% 8,966,624 26.16% -858,320 Abnormal
MSFT $0.080 0.26% 20,777,952 43.51% 26,273,814 55.02% -5,495,862 Abnormal
GWBU $0.040 2.65% 5,640,861 44.93% 6,845,880 54.53% -1,205,019 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 T with 2,017,136 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.10000. 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.
AT&T INC (NYSE:T) - AT&T Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services to consumers, businesses, and other service providers worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice communication services, including local wireless communications service, long-distance service, and roaming services. This segment also sells various handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards; and accessories comprising carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers and, other items. This segment sells its products through its own stores, or through agents or third party retail stores. The companys Wireline segment provides voice services, including local and long-distance services, calling card, 1-800 services, conference calling, wholesale switched access service, caller ID, call waiting, and voice mail services; and application management, security service, integration services, customer premises equipment, outsourcing, government-related services, and satellite video services. This segment also offers data services, such as switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, data equipment, and U-verse services; high-speed connections comprising private lines, packet, dedicated Internet, and enterprise networking services, as well as DSL/broadband, dial-up Internet access, and WiFi products; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. In addition, its Advertising solutions segment publishes yellow and white pages directories; and sells directory advertising and Internet-based advertising and local search. The company was formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. and changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005 as a result of merger with AT&T Corp. AT&T Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (NYSE:HPQ) - Hewlett-Packard Company offers various products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. The companys Services segment provides consulting, outsourcing, and technology services to infrastructure, applications, and business process domains. Its Enterprise Storage and Servers segment offers storage and server products. This segment provides industry standard servers, business critical systems, and storage works offerings. The companys HP Software segment provides enterprise IT management solutions, information management and business intelligence solutions, and communications and media solutions. Its Personal Systems Group segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, handheld computing devices, calculators and other related accessories, and software and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The companys Imaging and Printing Group segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, printing supplies, printing media, and scanning devices, such as inkjet and Web solutions, laserjet and enterprise solutions, managed enterprise solutions, graphics solutions, and printer supplies. Its HP Financial Services segment offers leasing, financing, utility programs, and asset recovery services; and financial asset management services for enterprise customers, as well as specialized financial services to SMBs, and educational and governmental entities. The company also provides network infrastructure products under the ProCurve, 3Com, and TippingPoint brand names; video collaboration products under the Halo brand name; and Palm smartphones, as well as licenses its specific technology to third parties. Hewlett-Packard Company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
WEATHERFORD INTL LTD (NYSE:WFT) - Weatherford International Ltd. provides equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention of oil and natural gas wells to independent oil and natural gas producing companies worldwide. It primarily offers artificial lift systems, which include progressing cavity pumps, reciprocating rod lift systems, gas lift systems, hydraulic lift systems, plunger lift systems, and hybrid lift systems, as well as wellhead systems and production optimization. The company also designs and manufactures drilling jars, rotating control devices, and other pressure-control equipment used in drilling oil and natural gas wells; and provides a selection of in-house or third-party manufactured equipment for the drilling, completion, and work over of oil and natural gas wells for operators and drilling contractors. In addition, Weatherford International offers a line of completion tools and sand screens; wireline and evaluation services; re-entry, fishing, and thru-tubing services; pipeline and specialty services; and drilling and well construction services. Further, it provides chemical technology and services, including fracturing technologies, coiled tubing technologies, cement services, chemical systems, and drilling fluids; and operates land drilling rigs. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
ALCOA INC. (NYSE:AA) - Alcoa, Inc. engages in the production and management of aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Flat-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 Flat-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, hard alloy extrusions, forgings and fasteners, aluminum wheels, integrated aluminum structural systems, and architectural extrusions. Its products are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, and industrial applications. The company holds interests in bauxite mining activities. It operates primarily in the United States, Australia, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Germany. Alcoa, Inc. was founded in 1888 and is based in New York, New York.
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.
GREAT WALL BUILDERS LTD (OTCBB:GWBU) - Great Wall Builders Ltd., a development stage company, focuses to provide homes in the United States and China. It plans to design and sell homes with solar integrated systems, such as solar integrated roof tiles, solar hot water heaters, and solar electric photovoltaic systems. The company intends to market its products through commissioned employees and independent real estate brokers. Great Wall Builders Ltd. was founded in 2007 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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