(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 3642 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1640 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3847 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. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S), Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE:MUR), Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW), Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI), GAZPROM OAO-SPON ADR (OTC:OGZPY). 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
PBR $-0.630 -2.95% 5,386,190 37.66% 3,391,982 23.72% 1,994,208 Abnormal
S $-0.020 -0.36% 11,339,122 31.74% 9,209,779 25.78% 2,129,343 Abnormal
MUR $-1.000 -1.69% 4,127,695 74.90% 325,305 5.90% 3,802,390 Abnormal
GLW $-0.080 -0.70% 6,621,113 38.78% 4,539,450 26.59% 2,081,663 Abnormal
ATVI $-0.100 -0.90% 10,327,574 54.46% 8,487,070 44.75% 1,840,504 Abnormal
OGZPY $-0.110 -1.22% 1,660,130 74.64% 72,984 3.28% 1,587,146 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Thursday 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 PBR with 1,994,208 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.63000. 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.
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) - Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. primarily engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, trade, and transportation businesses. The companys Exploration and Production segment involves in the exploration, production, development, and production of oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas in Brazil. This segment supplies its products to the refineries in Brazil, as well as sells surplus petroleum and byproducts in domestic and foreign markets. Its Supply segment engages in the refining, logistics, transportation, and trade of oil and oil products; export of ethanol; and extraction and processing of schist, as well as holds interests in companies of the petrochemical sector in Brazil. The Gas and Energy segment involves in the transportation and trade of natural gas produced in or imported into Brazil; transportation and trade of LNG; and generation and trade of electric power. In addition, the segment has interests in natural gas transportation and distribution companies; and thermoelectric power stations in Brazil, as well engages in fertilizer business. The Distribution segment distributes oil products, ethanol, and compressed natural gas in Brazil. The International segment involves in the exploration and production of oil and gas, as well as in supplying, gas and energy, and distribution operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Further, the company involves in biofuel production business. Petroleo Brasileiro was founded in 1953 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S) - Sprint Nextel Corporation, through 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 U.S. Virgin Islands. The companys 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; and 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 services 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 companys Wireline segment offers voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, IP, managed network services, voice over Internet protocol, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services, as well as offers wholesale voice local and long distance 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, Assurance Wireless, and Common Cents. Sprint Nextel Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas..
Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE:MUR) - Murphy Oil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, condensate, and synthetic oil. The company also involves in refining and marketing crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products, such as gasoline and distillates. Murphy Oil Corporation has an interest in a Canadian synthetic oil operation; owns two petroleum refineries and one ethanol production facility in the United States; and one refinery in the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. Murphy Oil Corporation was founded in 1950 and is based in El Dorado, Arkansas..
Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) - Corning Incorporated manufactures and processes specialty glass and ceramics products worldwide. It operates in five segments: Display Technologies, Telecommunications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Telecommunications segment produces optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products, such as 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 offers optical fiber technology products for various applications, such as premises, fiber-to-the-premises access, metropolitan, long-haul, and submarine networks. The Environmental Technologies segment offers ceramic technologies for emissions and pollution control in mobile and stationary applications, including automotive and diesel substrate, and filter products. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals used in commercial and industrial markets. The Life Sciences segment provides general labware and equipment, as well as tools for cell culture and bioprocess, genomics and proteomics, and high-throughput screening. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, such as the Corning HYPERFlask Cell Culture Vessel for increased cell yields; and other novel surfaces, which include the Corning CellBIND Surface and the Corning Osteo-Assay 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 based in Corning, New York..
Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) - Activision Blizzard, Inc., through its subsidiaries, publishes online, personal computer (PC), console, and handheld games worldwide. The company develops and publishes PC-based computer games and maintains its proprietary online-game related service, Battle.net. It publishes interactive software products and peripherals. Its products cover various game categories, such as action/adventure, action sports, racing, role-playing, simulation, first-person action, music, and strategy. Activisions products comprise Monsters vs. Aliens, Guitar Hero, X-Men Origins, PROTOTYPE, Transformers, Ice Age, Wolfenstein, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Call of Duty, Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, Three map packs for Call of Duty, True Crime, Spider-Man, Bakugan, Blur, and Singularity. Its customers include retail outlets and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, and game specialty stores. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is based in Santa Monica, California..
GAZPROM OAO-SPON ADR (OTC:OGZPY) - OAO Gazprom, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of gas in the Russian Federation and internationally. The company also involves in the production and processing of crude oil, gas condensates, and other hydrocarbons; and sale of refined products. In addition, it engages in the generation and sale of electric and heat energy; storage of gas; and construction, banking, and production of other goods, works, and services. As of December 31, 2009, the company had proved and probable reserves of approximately 21.9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, 727.2 million tons of gas condensate, and 1,154.0 million tons of oil for a total of 140.2 bboe. It also owned 160.4 thousand kilometers long gas pipeline system, including 215 compressor stations on the pipelines with a total capacity of approximately 42.0 thousand MW; and owned and operated 25 underground gas storage facilities in the Russian Federation. The company is based in Moscow, the Russian Federation..
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