Jan 04, 2013 (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 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 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. BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC), General Electric Co (NYSE:GE), WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC), INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC), Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO), Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL). 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
BAC $-0.070 -0.58% 59,077,985 38.06% 52,381,110 33.74% 6,696,875 Abnormal
GE $-0.240 -1.12% 17,493,819 36.25% 13,470,541 27.92% 4,023,278 Abnormal
WFC $-0.240 -0.68% 9,370,542 36.95% 6,632,989 26.15% 2,737,553 Abnormal
INTC $-0.060 -0.28% 22,109,693 54.28% 17,716,359 43.50% 4,393,334 Abnormal
YHOO $-0.260 -1.29% 10,593,608 54.34% 8,717,820 44.72% 1,875,788 Abnormal
ORCL $-0.360 -1.04% 10,641,958 49.22% 8,386,838 38.79% 2,255,120 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Thursday 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 BAC with 6,696,875 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.07000. 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.
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC) - Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial services to individuals, small- and middle-market businesses, corporations, and governments primarily in the United States and internationally. The companys Deposits segment generates savings accounts, money market savings accounts, certificate of deposits and IRAs, and checking accounts; and Global Card Services segment provides the U.S. consumer and business card, consumer lending, international card and debit card services. Its Home Loans & Insurance segment offers fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, reverse mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans, as well as property, casualty, life, disability, and credit insurance. The companys Global Commercial Banking segment provides commercial loans and commitment facilities, real estate lending, leasing, trade finance, short-term credit, asset-based lending, and indirect consumer loans; and capital management and treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options. Its Global Banking & Markets segment provides financial products, advisory services, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services; debt and equity underwriting and distribution, merger-related advisory services, and risk management products; and integrated working capital management and treasury solutions. The companys Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers advisory services, team-based investment advice and guidance, brokerage services, and wealth management solutions, as well as retirement services. Bank of America Corporation serves customers through a network of approximately 5,900 banking centers and 18,000 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina..
General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) - General Electric Company (GE) operates as a technology, media, and financial services company worldwide. Its Energy Infrastructure segment produces gas, steam, and aero derivative turbines; generators; combined cycle systems; and renewable energy solutions, as well as provides water treatment services and equipment. This segment also sells surface and subsea drilling and production systems, floating production platform equipment, compressors, turbines, turboexpanders, and high pressure reactors to oil and gas companies. The companys Technology Infrastructure segment manufactures jet engines, turboprop and turbo shaft engines, and its replacement parts for use in military and commercial aircraft, as well as provides repair and maintenance services. This segment also produces healthcare products, including diagnostic imaging systems; offers transportation products and maintenance services; provides enterprise solutions using sensors for temperature, pressure, moisture, gas and flow rate, as well as non-destructive testing inspection equipment. GEs NBC Universal segment engages in the production and distribution of films and television programs; operation of television stations and cable/satellite television networks, as well as theme parks. The companys Capital Finance segment offers commercial lending and leasing products to manufacturers, distributors, and end-users of equipment and capital assets; consumer financial services to consumers and retailers; capital and investment solutions for real estate; commercial finance to the energy and water industries; and commercial aircraft leasing and finance, and fleet and financing solutions. Its Consumer & Industrial segment produces various home appliances, lighting products, and electrical equipment and control products, as well as provides related services. The company has a joint venture with Shenhua International Limited. The company was founded in 1892 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut..
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..
INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC) - Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms primarily in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, and Japan. The company offers microprocessors that process system data and controls other devices in the system; and chipsets, which sends data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drives; system-on-chip products that integrate its processing functions with other system components, including graphics, audio, and video onto a single chip; wired network connectivity products; and wireless connectivity products. It also provides mobile phone components comprising baseband processors, radio frequency transceivers, and power management integrated circuits; and mobile phone platforms, such as Bluetooth wireless technology and GPS receivers, software solutions, customization, and interoperability tests. In addition, the company offers endpoint security, network and content security, risk and compliance, and consumer and mobile security software products for consumer, mobile, and corporate environments to protect systems from malicious virus attacks, as well as loss of data. Further, it develops and licenses embedded and mobile device software products that comprise operating systems, virtualization technologies, middleware, and development tools; and provides NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives, portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices. The company markets its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California..
Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) - Yahoo! Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries, operates as a digital media company that delivers personalized digital content and experiences, across devices and worldwide. The companys communications and communities offerings provide a range of communication and social services to users and small businesses across various devices and through its broadband Internet access partners. Its search and marketplaces offerings provide answers to users' information needs by delivering meaningful search, local, and listings experiences on the search results page and across Yahoo!. Yahoo!s marketplaces offerings and services enable users to research specific topics, products, services or areas of interest by reviewing and exchanging information, obtaining contact details or considering offers from providers of goods, services, or parties with similar interests. Its media properties and services engage users with relevant online content and services on the Web. The company also offers advertisers targeted solutions, insights about their customer base, and tools that leverage those insights for optimized program performance; marketing services to advertisers across a majority of Yahoo! Properties and Affiliate sites; display advertising, search advertising, listing-based services, and commerce-based transactions; and customized and relevant advertising. In addition, it provides software and platform offerings for third-party developers, advertisers, and publishers. Further, the company offers the display of graphical advertisements, text-based links to advertisers Web sites, and other sources. Additionally, it enables users to publish their content on any topic and distributes that content through its Web site and content partners. The company has strategic alliance with Samsung and Nokia. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California..
Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL) - Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems worldwide. It engages in licensing database and middleware software, including database, application server and application grid, SOA suite and business process management, data migration and integration, business intelligence, identity and access management, content management, portal and user interaction, developer tools, Oracle enterprise manager, and Java platform. The company also offers application software, including enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, enterprise performance management, supply chain management, business intelligence applications, enterprise project portfolio management, and industry-specific applications; and software license updates and product support services. In addition, it provides hardware systems products, such as servers, storage products, Solaris operating system and other hardware-related software, and networking components and products; and hardware systems support services. Further, the company offers consulting services, which include enterprise architecture design and implementation, business/IT strategy alignment, business process simplification, solution integration, and product implementation, enhancements, and upgrades; on demand and advanced customer services; and training services, as well as certification programs. It markets and sells its products directly, as well as through resellers, system integrators/implementers, consultants, education providers, Internet service providers, network integrators, and independent software vendors to various industries, government agencies, and educational institutions. The company has a strategic alliance with Cap Gemini S.A. to market and implement Oracle Revenue Management for public. Oracle was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California..
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