(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Monday. 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 Monday there were 4308 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2361 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3038 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. Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), Stratasys Inc (NASDAQ:SSYS), WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC), Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW), Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX), 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
C $-0.330 -0.95% 11,803,715 30.89% 10,082,948 26.39% 1,720,767 Abnormal
SSYS $-4.900 -6.54% 2,771,460 76.84% 765,752 21.23% 2,005,708 Abnormal
WFC $-0.260 -0.79% 6,655,351 34.13% 4,592,583 23.55% 2,062,768 Abnormal
DOW $-1.100 -3.64% 4,601,252 37.54% 2,734,260 22.31% 1,866,992 Abnormal
ABX $-0.820 -2.37% 4,743,928 46.53% 1,872,747 18.37% 2,871,181 Abnormal
MSFT $-0.080 -0.30% 27,191,240 51.38% 25,466,683 48.13% 1,724,557 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Monday 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 C with 1,720,767 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.33000. 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.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) - Citigroup, Inc., a global financial services company, provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a range of financial products and services. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment operates as a global bank for businesses and consumers with two primary businesses, Regional Consumer Banking and Institutional Clients Group. The Regional Consumer Banking business provides traditional banking services, including retail banking, and branded cards in North America, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The Institutional Clients Group business provides securities and banking services comprising investment banking and advisory services, lending, debt and equity sales and trading, institutional brokerage, foreign exchange, structured products, cash instruments and related derivatives, and private banking; and transaction services consisting of treasury and trade solutions, and securities and fund services. The Citi Holdings segment operates Brokerage and Asset Management, Local Consumer Lending, and Special Asset Pool businesses. The Brokerage and Asset Management Business, through its 49% stake in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture and Nikko Cordial Securities, offers retail brokerage and asset management services. The Local Consumer Lending business provides residential mortgage loans, retail partner card loans, personal loans, commercial real estate, and other consumer loans, as well as western European cards and retail banking services. The Special Asset Pool business is a portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets. Citigroup Inc. has approximately 200 million customer accounts and operates in approximately 160 countries. The company was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York..
Stratasys Inc (NASDAQ:SSYS) - Stratasys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of three dimensional (3D) printing, rapid prototyping (RP), and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) systems primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers its products as integrated systems, which consist of an RP machine, the software to convert the computer aided designs (CAD) into a machine compatible format, and modeling and support materials. Its products enable engineers and designers to create physical models, tooling, jigs, fixtures, prototypes, and end use parts out of production grade thermoplastic directly from a CAD workstation. The company also offers maintenance, leasing, training, and contract engineering services, as well as parts services. It serves design and manufacturing organizations in the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, business machines, educational institutions, electronics, medical systems, medical analysis, mold making, tooling, fixtures, architecture, heavy equipment, graphic design, secondary tooling, gaming, art, and animation markets, as well as for direct digital manufacturing of custom parts. The company sells its products through distributors and resellers. Stratasys, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota..
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC) - Wells Fargo & Company, through its subsidiaries, provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement. The Community Banking segment offers deposits, including checking, market rate, and individual retirement accounts; savings and time deposits; and debit cards. Its loan products comprise lines of credit, auto floor plans, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, residential mortgage loans, health savings accounts, and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, loans secured by autos, and merchant payment processing services; purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants; and a family of funds, and investment management services. The Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial and corporate banking products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange services, treasury and investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, commodity and equity risk management, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency services, and investment banking services. This segment also provides banking products for commercial real estate market, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, brokerage, and institutional retirement and trust services. As of December 31, 2010, the company served its customers through approximately 9,000 banking stores in 39 States and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) - The Dow Chemical Company engages in the manufacture and supply of products used primarily as raw materials in the production of customer products and services worldwide. The Electronic and Specialty Materials segment offers materials for chemical mechanical planarization pads and slurries, chemical processing aids and intermediates, electronic displays, food and pharmaceutical processing and ingredients, home and personal care ingredients, hygiene and infection control, photolithography materials, printed circuit board materials, process and materials preservation, semiconductor packaging, connectors and industrial finishing, and water purification. Its Coatings and Infrastructure segment offers sticking and bonding solutions; insulation, housewrap, sealant, and adhesive products and systems; and construction chemical solutions and building-integrated photovoltaics. The Health and Agricultural Sciences segment provides agricultural and plant biotechnology products, pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The companys Performance Systems offers plastics, adhesives, glass bonding systems, emissions control technology, films, fluids, structural enhancement, and acoustical management solutions, as well as elastomers, specialty films, and plastic additive products, and skin and microcellular polyurethane foams and systems, and epoxy solutions and systems. Its Performance Products segment provides amines, emulsion polymers, epoxy resins, oxygenated solvents, polyurethane, and specialty monomer products. The companys Basic Plastics segment offers polyethylene, polypropylene, equipolymers, and polystyrene resins. Its Basic Chemicals segment provides ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride monomer, caustic soda, and ethylene oxide. The Hydrocarbons and Energy segment procures fuels, natural gas liquids, and crude oil-based raw materials, as well as supplies monomers, power, and steam. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan..
Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX) - Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the production and sale of gold, as well as related activities, such as exploration and mine development. The company has a portfolio of 25 operating mines and a pipeline of projects located in North America, South America, the Australia Pacific region, and Africa. It also produces copper and holds interests in oil and gas properties located in Canada. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Toronto, Canada..
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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