Dec 17, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Friday. 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 Friday there were 4010 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2656 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2809 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. Viropharma Inc (NASDAQ:VPHM), Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLY), Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM), Synovus Financial Corp (NYSE:SNV), Genworth MI Canada Inc (NYSE:MIC), Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). 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
VPHM $-0.050 -0.21% 1,937,084 88.78% 243,943 11.18% 1,693,141 Abnormal
XLY $-0.190 -0.40% 4,084,829 62.63% 659,951 10.12% 3,424,878 Abnormal
QCOM $-2.960 -4.72% 18,906,387 51.25% 17,423,559 47.23% 1,482,828 Abnormal
SNV $-0.090 -3.69% 4,532,767 52.75% 2,057,008 23.94% 2,475,759 Abnormal
MIC $-0.390 -0.88% 4,072,478 96.82% 77,979 1.85% 3,994,499 Abnormal
DIS $-0.440 -0.90% 3,156,353 40.43% 1,639,793 21.01% 1,516,560 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Friday 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 VPHM with 1,693,141 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.05000. 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.
Viropharma Inc (NASDAQ:VPHM) - ViroPharma Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of products that address serious diseases with a focus on products used by physician specialists or in hospital settings in the United States and internationally. The companys product line includes Cinryze for routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in adolescent and adult patients with hereditary angioedema; and Vancocin HCl capsules for the treatment of antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis caused by Clostridium difficile infection and enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains. Its products in development include C1 esterase inhibitor to identify further therapeutic uses and potential additional indications and other modes of administration for the treatment of HAE and other C1 mediated diseases; a non-toxigenic strain of C. difficile for the treatment and prevention of CDI.; and Maribavir, which is in Phase III clinical development stage for the prevention and treatment of cytomegalovirus infections related to transplant. The company sells its products directly to wholesale drug distributors, and specialty pharmacies/specialty distributors. ViroPharma Incorporated was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania..
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLY) - CONSUMER DIS SS S.
Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) - QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the development, design, manufacture, and marketing of digital wireless telecommunications products and services. The company operates in four segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), Qualcomm Wireless and Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies code division multiple access (CDMA)-based integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications, multimedia functions and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio comprising patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products, such as products implementing cdmaOne, CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and/or OFDMA standards and their derivatives The QWI segment consists of Qualcomm Internet Services that provides content enablement services for the wireless industry and push-to-talk and other products and services for wireless network operators; Qualcomm Government Technologies, which offers development, hardware, and analytical services to the United States government agencies involving wireless communications technologies; Qualcomm Enterprise Services that provides satellite and terrestrial-based two-way data messaging, position reporting, wireless application services, and managed data services to transportation and logistics companies and other enterprise companies; and Firethorn, which builds and manages software applications that enable mobile commerce services. The QSI segment makes strategic investments to support the worldwide adoption of CDMA- and OFDMA-based technologies and services. QUALCOMM Incorporated primarily operates in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California..
Synovus Financial Corp (NYSE:SNV) - Synovus Financial Corp., a diversified financial services and bank holding company, provides commercial and retail banking, financial management, insurance, and mortgage services in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Its retail banking services include accepting customary types of demand and savings deposits; individual, consumer, installment, and mortgage loans; safe deposit services; automated banking services; automated fund transfers; Internet based banking services; and bank credit card services, including mastercard and visa services, as well as commercial banking services comprise commercial, financial, agricultural, and real estate loans. The company also provides various other financial services, which include the portfolio management for fixed-income securities, investment banking, the execution of securities transactions as a broker/dealer, and the provision of individual investment advice on equity and other securities; trust services; mortgage services; financial planning services; and asset management services. Synovus Financial Corp. was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia..
Genworth MI Canada Inc (NYSE:MIC) - Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC invests, owns, and operates in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses in the United States. Its portfolio comprises an airport services business, a district energy business, a gas production and distribution business, and a 50% interest in a bulk liquid storage terminal business. The companys airport services business includes the operation of fixed-based operations (FBOs), which provide fuelling and fuel-related services, aircraft parking, and hangar services to owner/operators of jet aircraft in the general aviation sector of the air transportation industry. As of December 31, 2009, it operated 72 FBOs at 68 airports and 1 heliport in the United States. The companys district energy business operates a cooling system that provides chilled water for use in the air conditioning systems of commercial, retail, and residential buildings in the central business district; and owns and operates a facility that provides cold and hot water in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, Macquarie Infrastructure Company owns The Gas Company, which produces and distributes synthetic natural gas, as well as sells liquefied petroleum gas to utility and non-utility customers in Hawaii. Further, through its 50% interest in International-Matex Tank Terminals, it provides bulk liquid storage and handling services through 10 marine terminals in the United States and 2 in Canada. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, New York..
Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) - The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The companys Media Networks segment includes domestic broadcast television network, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, cable networks, domestic broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. It operates the ABC Television Network and 10 owned television stations, the ESPN Radio and Radio Disney networks, and 46 owned radio stations. This segment also produces, licenses, and distributes cable and animated television programming; and operates ABC-, ESPN-, ABC Family-, SOAPnet-, and Disney-branded Internet Web site businesses, as well as Club Penguin, an online virtual world for kids. The companys Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that includes theme parks; resort hotels; a retail, dining, and entertainment complex; a sports complex; conference centers; campgrounds; golf courses; and water parks. This segment also owns and operates Disneyland Resort in California, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and ESPN Zone facilities; manages Disneyland Resort Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; licenses the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan; and designs and develops new theme park concepts, attractions, and resort properties. Its Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video programming, musical recordings, and live stage plays. The companys Consumer Products segment licenses Disney characters, and visual and literary properties to manufacturers, retailers, show promoters, and publishers; and publishes books and magazines. Its Disney Interactive Media Group segment creates and delivers Disney-branded entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California..
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