(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 4005 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2804 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2544 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net sell volume on Thursday and lowest negative price Friction (bearish). This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices dropped faster with less Friction. Rentech Inc (AMEX:RTK), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM), RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM), 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
RTK $-0.030 -1.10% 1,042,537 19.94% 3,017,674 57.72% -1,975,137 -658,379
MS $-0.040 -0.20% 8,183,042 27.43% 10,356,809 34.71% -2,173,767 -543,442
CX $-0.060 -0.58% 3,468,592 23.97% 4,619,891 31.92% -1,151,299 -191,883
TSM $-0.010 -0.06% 3,480,504 26.61% 5,205,372 39.80% -1,724,868 -1,724,868
RIMM $-0.300 -2.52% 11,937,979 46.49% 13,372,670 52.08% -1,434,691 -47,823
MSFT $-0.340 -1.23% 22,359,317 46.70% 24,380,952 50.93% -2,021,635 -59,460
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have low price friction combined with more selling than buying (negative Net Volume) in their stocks. 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 RTK down $-0.03000 with a Friction Factor of -658,379 and a Net Volume of -1,975,137. That means that it takes 658,379 more shares of selling than buying to drop RTK by one penny. On Monday the Market Makers allowed the stock to move down on heavier selling than buying (low negative friction).
Rentech Inc (AMEX:RTK) - Rentech, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and develops technologies that enable the production of synthetic fuels and renewable power when integrated with third-party technologies in the United States. Its clean energy technology portfolio includes the Rentech-SilvaGas and the Rentech-ClearFuels biomass gasification technologies, which produce synthesis gas from biomass and waste materials for the production of renewable power and fuels. The company also owns the patented Rentech Process based on Fischer-Tropsch chemistry that converts synthesis gas from gasification technologies into complex hydrocarbons, which is upgraded into fuels or chemicals. In addition, it manufactures and sells natural gas based nitrogen fertilizer and industrial products, including ammonia, urea ammonium nitrate, urea granule, urea solution, nitric acid, and liquid carbon dioxide for agricultural and industrial uses. Rentech, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Los Angeles, California..
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) - Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. It operates in three segments: Institutional Securities, Global Wealth Management Group, and Asset Management. The Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, and leveraged buyouts and takeover defenses, as well as shareholder relations, capital raising, corporate lending, and investments. This segment also engages in sales, trading, financing, and market-making activities, including equity trading, commodities, and interest rates, credit, and currencies, as well as financing services, such as prime brokerage, consolidated clearance, settlement, custody, financing, and portfolio reporting services. The Global Wealth Management Group segment provides brokerage and investment advisory services covering various investment alternatives comprising equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs; education savings programs, financial and wealth planning services, and annuity and insurance products; credit and other lending products; cash management services; retirement services; and trust and fiduciary services. The Asset Management segment offers products and services in equity, fixed income, and alternative investments, such as hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate, private equity, and infrastructure to institutional and retail clients through proprietary and third party distribution channels. This segment also involves in investment and merchant banking activities. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in New York..
Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) - CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials. It sells its products primarily to distributors in the construction industry. The company has operations in North America, Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1906 and is based in Garza Garcia, Mexico..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited engages in the computer-aided designing, manufacturing, packaging, testing, and selling integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices; and manufacturing masks. It offers a range of wafer fabrication processes, including processes to manufacture complementary metal oxide silicon (CMOS) logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency, embedded memory, BiCMOS mixed-signal, and other semiconductors. The companys semiconductor products include logic semiconductors that process digital data to control the operation of electronic systems, as well as standard logic devices that include microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors, graphic chips, and chip sets; and mixed-signal/RF semiconductors, which combine analog and digital devices on a single semiconductor to process analog and digital data for use in hard disk drives, wireless communications equipment, and network communications equipment. It also offers memory semiconductors that are used in electronic systems to store data and program instructions; CMOS image sensor semiconductors, which are primarily used in camera phones; and high voltage semiconductors, including high voltage CMOS, bipolar-CMOS-DMOS, and ultra-high voltage technology products for use in various panel-size display driver and power IC applications. In addition, the company offers design and technology platforms, and multi-project wafer processing services. It serves fabless semiconductor and systems companies, and integrated device manufacturers primarily in North America, Asia, and Europe. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan..
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..
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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