(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Wednesday. 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 Wednesday there were 4042 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2681 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2928 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. DELTA AIR LINES INC (NYSE:DAL), Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD), Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), Health Management Associates Inc (NYSE:HMA), INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC), FAR VISTA INTERACTIVE CORP (OTC:FVSTA). 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
DAL $0.300 2.60% 7,503,924 29.74% 9,586,324 37.99% -2,082,400 Abnormal
BBD $0.350 2.03% 2,633,618 22.50% 5,407,672 46.20% -2,774,054 Abnormal
C $0.040 0.10% 13,382,147 29.31% 15,750,341 34.50% -2,368,194 Abnormal
HMA $0.470 5.48% 4,809,216 26.29% 8,388,829 45.85% -3,579,613 Abnormal
INTC $0.110 0.52% 22,643,340 43.44% 28,510,887 54.70% -5,867,547 Abnormal
FVSTA $0.010 50.00% 36,000 1.76% 2,013,092 98.24% -1,977,092 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Wednesday 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 DAL with 2,082,400 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.30000. 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.
DELTA AIR LINES INC (NYSE:DAL) - Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates at airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, and Tokyo-Narita. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for other aviation and airline customers, as well as offers staffing services, professional security and training services, and aviation solutions; vacation packages; and aircraft charters and aircraft management services. The company provides services to 342 destinations in 61 countries. As of February 6, 2012, it operated a mainline fleet of approximately 700 aircraft. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia..
Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) - Banco Bradesco S.A. provides a range of banking and financial products and services to individuals; large, small, and mid-sized companies; and local and international corporations and institutions. It operates in two business units, including Banking Services and Insurance Services, Pension Plans, and Certificated Savings Plans. The Banking Services business unit comprises deposit taking activities, including checking accounts, investment deposit accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, and interbank deposits; credit operations, such as individuals and companies, real estate financing, microcredit, onlending of BNDES resources, rural credit, and leasing; credit cards, debit cards, and pre paid cards; management of receipts, payments, human resources, and administrative support; asset management; services related to capital markets and investment banking activities; intermediation and trading services; custody, depositary, and controllership services; international banking services; and consortiums. The Insurance Services, Pension Plans, and Certificated Savings Plans unit offers various products and services, including life, personal accident, and random events insurance; health and dental care insurance; automobile insurance; property and casualty insurance; individual and corporate pension plans; certified savings plans; and pension investment contracts. As of December 31, 2009, Banco Bradesco S.A. operated a network of 3,454 branches, 30,657 ATMs, and 4,112 special banking service stations and outlets in Brazil. It also operated four branches and seven subsidiaries in New York, London, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Luxembourg. The company, formerly known as Banco Brasileiro de Descontos S.A., was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Osasco, Brazil..
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..
Health Management Associates Inc (NYSE:HMA) - Health Management Associates, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of general acute care hospitals and other health care facilities in non-urban communities in the United States. Its hospitals provide services, including general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, and pediatric services. The company also offers outpatient services, such as one-day surgery, laboratory, x-ray, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy. In addition, its hospitals provide specialty services in cardiology, neuro-surgery, oncology, radiation therapy, computer-assisted tomography scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, lithotripsy, and full-service obstetrics. As of December 31, 2011, the company operated 66 hospitals with a total of 10,330 licensed beds in non-urban communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia. Health Management Associates was founded in 1977 and is based in Naples, Florida..
INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC) - Intel Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in notebooks, netbooks, desktops, servers, workstations, storage products, embedded applications, communications products, consumer electronics devices, and handhelds. The company also provides system on chip products that integrate its core processing functionalities with other system components, such as graphics, audio, and video, onto a single chip. In addition, it offers chipset products that send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, including keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive, and CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drives; motherboards designed for desktop, server, and workstation platforms, and that has connectors for attaching devices to the bus; and wired and wireless connectivity products consisting of network adapters and embedded wireless cards used to translate and transmit data across networks. Further, the company provides NAND flash memory products primarily used in portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and solid-state drives; software products comprising operating systems, middleware, and tools used to develop, run, and manage various enterprise, consumer, embedded, and handheld devices; and software development tools that enable the creation of applications. Additionally, it develops computing platforms, which are integrated hardware and software computing technologies designed to offer an optimized solution. The company sells its products principally to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, PC components and other products users, and other manufacturers of industrial and communications equipment. It has a strategic alliance with Scientific Conservation Inc. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California..
FAR VISTA INTERACTIVE CORP (OTC:FVSTA) - 10142361 Saskatchewan, Ltd., doing business as Far Vista Studios, provides art subcontracting services for entertainment companies. The company develops games, including online games. 10142361 Saskatchewan, Ltd. was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Saskatoon, Canada..
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