Dec 14, 2012 (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 3926 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2066 companies with positive Friction Factors and 3800 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. APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO), RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM), Banco Santander Brasil SA (NYSE:BSBR), Clearwire Corp (NASDAQ:CLWR), OPKO Health Inc (NYSE:OPK). 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
AMAT $0.020 0.18% 6,431,568 45.32% 7,754,686 54.64% -1,323,118 Abnormal
MO $0.010 0.03% 2,605,885 28.60% 3,877,124 42.55% -1,271,239 Abnormal
RIMM $0.380 2.85% 40,055,362 49.06% 41,485,801 50.82% -1,430,439 Abnormal
BSBR $0.030 0.43% 1,556,985 22.55% 2,851,025 41.29% -1,294,040 Abnormal
CLWR $0.400 14.55% 57,309,628 47.30% 63,845,338 52.70% -6,535,710 Abnormal
OPK $0.040 0.88% 1,280,040 29.26% 2,880,390 65.84% -1,600,350 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 AMAT with 1,323,118 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.02000. 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.
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (NASDAQ:AMAT) - Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Its Silicon Systems Group segment offers a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips or integrated circuits. It provides systems that perform primary processes used in chip fabrication, including atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, electrochemical deposition etch, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical planarization, wet cleaning, and wafer metrology and inspection, as well as systems that etch, measure, and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. The companys Applied Global Services segment offers products and services designed to improve the performance and productivity, and reduce the environmental impact of the fab operations of semiconductor, LCD, and solar PV manufacturers. Its Display segment provides equipment to fabricate thin film transistor LCDs for televisions, computer displays, and other consumer-oriented electronic applications. The companys Energy and Environmental Solutions segment offers manufacturing solutions for the generation and conservation of energy. It also provides manufacturing solutions for wafer-based crystalline silicon, and glass-based thin film applications. In addition, this segment offers roll-to-roll vacuum Web coating systems for deposition of a range of films on flexible substrates for functional, aesthetic, or optical properties, as well as roll-to-roll machine for depositing ultra-thin aluminum films for flexible packaging applications. The company serves manufacturers of semiconductor wafers and chips, flat panel liquid crystal displays, solar photovoltaic cells and modules, and other electronic devices. Applied Materials, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California..
Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) - Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, wine, and other tobacco products in the United States and internationally. It primarily offers cigarettes under the Marlboro, Virginia Slims, and Parliament brands; smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands, as well as Marlboro snus; and machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco. The company also maintains a portfolio of leveraged and direct finance leases principally in transportation, including aircraft, as well as power generation and manufacturing equipment, and facilities. It serves wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia..
RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company, through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services, provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, short messaging service, and Internet and Intranet-based applications and browsing. Its products and services principally comprise the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, and other software and hardware. The companys BlackBerry smartphones use wireless, push-based technology that delivers data to mobile users business and consumer applications. Its BlackBerry smartphone portfolio includes BlackBerry Bold series, the BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Curve series, the BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry Storm series, the BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Pearl series, and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The companys BlackBerry enterprise solutions comprise BlackBerry enterprise server, BlackBerry enterprise server express, BlackBerry mobile voice system, and hosted BlackBerry services. Its technology also enables third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data, and third-party support programs. In addition, the company offers BlackBerry technical support services, non-warranty repairs, and nonrecurring engineering services. Further, it provides BlackBerry App World that offers BlackBerry smartphone users an electronic catalogue that aids in the discovery and download/purchase of applications directly from their BlackBerry smartphone. The company markets and sells its BlackBerry wireless solutions primarily through global wireless communications carriers, and third party distribution channels. Research In Motion Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada..
Banco Santander Brasil SA (NYSE:BSBR) - As of August, 2006, Banco Santander Brasil S.A. was acquired by Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Banco Santander Brasil S.A. offers retail banking services. It provides savings accounts, consumer and equity credit loans, credit cards, residential mortgages, and deposit services. The company was formerly known as Banco Geral do Comrcio S.A. Banco Santander Brasil S.A. is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil..
Clearwire Corp (NASDAQ:CLWR) - Clearwire Corporation, through its subsidiaries, builds and operates mobile broadband networks that provide high-speed residential and mobile Internet access services and residential voice services in communities in the United States. It offers wireless broadband and mobile broadband services, as well as voice over Internet protocol telephony services for homes and offices. The company also leases residential modems, as well as sells modems and personal computer cards. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated in 61 markets in the United States and Europe, covering an estimated 44.7 million people, and had approximately 642,000 retail and 46,000 wholesale subscribers. It markets its products and services directly to consumers, as well as through cellular retailers, consumer electronics stores, satellite television dealers, and computer sales and repair stores. Clearwire Corporation also markets its products and services through company-operated retail outlets. The company, formerly known as WiMAX Operations of Sprint Nextel Corporation, is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Clearwire Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Sprint HoldCo, LLC..
OPKO Health Inc (NYSE:OPK) - OPKO Health, Inc., a specialty healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, vaccines, diagnostic technologies, and imaging systems for treatment and management of ophthalmic diseases. Its product candidates include Rolapitant, which is in Phase III clinical trial to treat emesis; Bevasiranib that is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (Wet AMD); Doxovir, which is in Phase II clinical trials for viral conjunctivitis; SCH 900978 that is in Phase II clinical trials for emesis; and ACU-HHY-011 to treat wet AMD. The companys products under pre-clinical stage of development comprise Alzheimers test for Alzheimers diagnostic; flu vaccine for the treatment of pan-influenza; and OPK-HVB-004 and OPK-HVB-010 to treat wet AMD/diabetic retinopathy/diabetic macular edema. It also offers ophthalmic diagnostic systems and instrumentation products, including spectral OCT SLO combination imaging system and ultrasound products; and develops Aquashunt, a shunt used in the treatment of refractory open angle glaucoma. The company sells ophthalmic instruments, imaging products, and other medical devices to various eye care practitioners, including retinal and glaucoma specialists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, retail optometry chain outlets, teaching institutions, and military hospitals. It has strategic license agreements with the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Academia Sinica, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Florida Research Foundation, and Redox Pharmaceuticals. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida..
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