(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 3917 companies with "abnormal" market making, 3145 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2279 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. Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX), Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK), AT&T Inc (NYSE:T), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM), MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT), ARCTIC GLACIER INCOME FD-UT (OTC:AGUNF). 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
BSX $0.160 2.09% 14,112,845 28.92% 17,631,016 36.12% -3,518,171 Abnormal
MRK $0.130 0.29% 4,676,386 29.06% 6,747,796 41.94% -2,071,410 Abnormal
T $0.070 0.20% 7,783,915 22.66% 17,914,578 52.15% -10,130,663 Abnormal
TSM $0.020 0.12% 2,959,383 24.82% 4,996,115 41.90% -2,036,732 Abnormal
MSFT $0.240 0.85% 19,982,057 39.74% 28,436,476 56.55% -8,454,419 Abnormal
AGUNF $0.021 10.02% 1,278,181 9.24% 12,560,039 90.76% -11,281,858 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 BSX with 3,518,171 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.16000. 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.
Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX) - Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices used in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products, such as balloon catheters, rotational atherectomy systems, guide wires, guide catheters, embolic protection devices, and diagnostic catheters used in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; intraluminal ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides cardiac rhythm management devices consisting of implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; and implantable pacemaker systems, including implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems to treat heart failure. In addition, the company offers endoscopy products, such as devices to treat diseases of the digestive and pulmonary systems; and peripheral interventions to diagnose and treat peripheral vascular disease. Further, it provides stone management products comprising ureteral stents, wires, lithotripsy devices, stone retrieval devices, sheaths, balloons, and catheters to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; and mid-urethral sling products, sling materials, graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices for women's health. Additionally, it provides neuromodulation products used for the management of chronic pain; and medical technologies used in the diagnosis and treatment of rate and rhythm disorders of the heart, such as radio frequency (RF) generators, steerable RF ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts..
Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) - Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products worldwide. It offers human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, women's health and endocrine, inflammatory and infectious diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, and others. The company also provides vaccines, including preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. In addition, it discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets animal health products comprising vaccines, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs for respiratory diseases, as well as products for the treatment of fertility disorders. Further, the company manufactures and sells over-the-counter products consisting of non-drowsy antihistamines; decongestant-free cold/flu medicine for people with high blood pressure; nasal decongestant spray; and products for occasional constipation and frequent heartburn. Additionally, it offers foot care products, including topical antifungal, and foot and sneaker odor/wetness products; and sun care products, such as sun care lotions, sprays, and dry oils. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, food chain and mass merchandiser outlets, club stores, and specialty channels, as well as managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and other institutions. Merck & Co., Inc. has collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur S.A. for the development of combination vaccines. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey..
AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) - AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services to consumers, businesses, and other providers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other. The Wireless segment offers various wireless voice and data communication services, including local wireless communications services, long-distance services, and roaming services. It also sells various handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards through its owned stores, agents, or third-party retail stores; and accessories comprising carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other items to consumers, as well as to agents and third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides data services, such as switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, U-verse services, and data equipment; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and digital subscriber lines, dial-up Internet access, private lines, managed Web-hosting services, packet services, enterprise networking services, and Wi-Fi services, as well as local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. This segment also offers voice services consisting of local and long-distance services for various business applications, which include sales, reservation centers, or customer service centers; and wholesale switched access service to other service providers. The Other segment provides application management, security services, integration services, customer premises equipment, outsourcing, government-related services, and satellite video services. The company was formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. and changed its name to AT&T Inc. in November 2005. AT&T, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited engages in the computer-aided design, manufacture, packaging, testing, sale, and marketing of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices. The company is also involved in the research, development, design, manufacture, and sale of solid state lighting devices and related applications products and systems; and renewable energy and efficiency related technologies and products, as well as manufactures masks. In addition, it provides customer and technical support services; and sells and markets solar related products. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited operates in Taiwan, the United States, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan..
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:MSFT) - Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company s Windows & Windows Live division offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 operating system, Windows live suite of applications and Web services, and PC hardware products. Its Server and Tools division provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. This division also offers cloud-based 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 company s Online Services division provides online information and content, including Bing, MSN, adCenter, and Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business division offers Microsoft office, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office project and office Visio, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company s Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. Microsoft Corporation markets and distributes its products and services primarily through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. The company has strategic alliances with Nokia, and NIIT Ltd., as well as a strategic relationship Dominion Enterprises, Inc. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington..
ARCTIC GLACIER INCOME FD-UT (OTC:AGUNF) - Arctic Glacier Income Fund operates as an unincorporated open-ended mutual fund trust. The company, through its subsidiary Arctic Glacier Inc., engages in manufacturing, marketing, and distributing packaged ice products in the United States and Canada. The company sells its packaged ice products under the Arctic Glacier Premium Ice brand to retail customers, such as mass merchandisers, grocery stores, and convenience stores, as well as to various commercial users comprising special events and festivals, airlines, restaurants, hotels, and bars. It also produces ice in bulk quantities for industrial users, including food processing, construction, chemical manufacturing, and other commercial industries. In addition, the company licenses its trade names and proprietary technology to independently owned companies under franchise and license agreements. Further, it provides ancillary products, such as bottled water, dry ice, packaged wood, and rock salt, as well as sells and leases ice-making and dispensing equipment. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada..
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