(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 3579 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1191 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4176 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net sell volume on Wednesday 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. BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC), Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BRCD), Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC), Vale SA (NYSE:VALE), (:EXLA). 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 $-0.600 -4.89% 102,009,959 30.65% 106,728,801 32.07% -4,718,842 -78,647
BRCD $-0.070 -1.24% 5,067,116 39.52% 7,754,944 60.48% -2,687,828 -383,975
PBR $-0.680 -4.24% 4,339,336 23.51% 7,454,050 40.39% -3,114,714 -45,805
INTC $-0.020 -0.07% 37,806,554 47.72% 41,487,845 52.37% -3,681,291 -1,840,646
VALE $-0.460 -2.77% 8,419,468 24.00% 11,516,054 32.83% -3,096,586 -67,317
EXLA $-0.016 -40.75% 3,565,935 33.13% 6,673,166 61.99% -3,107,231 -1,906,277
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 BAC down $-0.60000 with a Friction Factor of -78,647 and a Net Volume of -4,718,842. That means that it takes 78,647 more shares of selling than buying to drop BAC by one penny. On Monday the Market Makers allowed the stock to move down on heavier selling than buying (low negative friction).
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC) - Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. The company s Consumer & Business Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, checking accounts, and investment accounts and products, as well as credit and debit cards; and lending related products and services, working capital management, and treasury solutions. This segment provides its products and services through operating 5,500 banking centers, 16,300 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile banking platforms. Its Consumer Real Estate Services segment offers consumer real estate products comprising fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans. The company s Global Banking segment provides various commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, real estate and asset-based loans, and consumer loans; treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. Its Global Markets segment offers sales and trading services for securities and derivative products in primary and secondary markets; market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services to institutional investor clients; and risk management products. The company s Global Wealth & Investment Management segment provides investment and brokerage, estate and financial planning, fiduciary portfolio management, cash and liability management, and specialty asset management services; and retirement and benefit plan, philanthropic management, and asset management services. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina..
Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BRCD) - Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. engages in the supply of Internet protocol based Ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking (SAN) solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide. Its Storage Area Networking Products segment offers include infrastructure products and solutions, such as fiber channel SAN backbones, directors, fabrics, and embedded switches; host bus adapters; and fabric extension, switching, and routing solutions. The company s IP Networking Products segment provides open systems interconnection reference model (OSI) Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and routers that are designed to connect users in an enterprise network enabling network connectivity, such as access to the Internet, network-based communications, and collaboration through unified messaging applications and mobility. This segment also provides and OSI Layer 4 7 solutions, which are designed for application traffic management and server load balancing; converged network products; and a portfolio of platforms designed for service provider environments, as well as carrier Ethernet products. The company s Global Services segment offers break/fix maintenance, installation, consulting, network management and software maintenance, and customer support services. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. serves various enterprises and service providers, such as telecommunication firms, cable operators, and mobile carriers. The company markets and sells its products and services to end-user customers directly, as well as through various distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, systems integrators, and value-added resellers. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California..
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) - Petr leo Brasileiro S.A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Its Exploration and Production segment engages in the exploration, development, and production activities; sale and transfer of crude oil in domestic and foreign markets; and sale of oil products produced at natural gas processing plants. The company s Refining, Transportation and Marketing segment is involved in the refining, logistics, transportation, export, and the purchase of crude oil, as well as in the purchase and sale of oil products and ethanol. This segment also engages in the extraction and processing of shale. Its products include gasoline, diesel, and residential liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The company s Gas and Power segment engages in the transportation and trade of natural gas; transportation and trade of LNG; generation and trade of electric power; and fertilizer business. Its Biofuel segment engages in the production of biodiesel and its co-products, as well as in the production and marketing of ethanol, sugar, and the excess electric power generated from sugarcane bagasse. The company s Distribution segment distributes oil products, ethanol, and compressed natural gas in Brazil. Its International segment engages in the exploration, production, refining, transportation, marketing, and distribution of gas and power in countries other than Brazil as well as provides petrochemicals. As of December 31, 2011, the company had proved developed oil and gas reserves of 8,124 Million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe), including synthetic oil and synthetic gas from oil shale; and proved undeveloped reserves of 4,143 mmboe in Brazil. Petr leo Brasileiro S.A. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
INTEL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:INTC) - Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. It 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 optical disc 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. The company 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 global positioning systems receivers, software solutions, customization, and interoperability tests. In addition, it 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, the company provides NAND flash memory products, which are used in solid-state drives. It sells 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..
Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) - Vale S.A. engages in the exploration, production, and sale of basic metals in Brazil and internationally. The company is also involved in energy, logistics, and steel businesses. Its Bulk Material segment engages in the extraction of iron ore and pellet production, as well as operation of Brazilian northern and southern transportation systems, including railroads, ports, and terminals related to mining operations. This segment also includes manganese ore mining and ferroalloys activities. The company s Base Metals segment produces non-ferrous minerals, including nickel, copper, and aluminum; and is involved in aluminum trading, alumina refining, aluminum metal smelting, and bauxite mining activities. Its Fertilizers segment provides potash, phosphates, and nitrogen. The company s Logistic Services segment provides cargo transportation services for third parties through ships, ports, and railroads. In addition, Vale S.A. generates energy through hydroelectric power plants. The company was formerly known as Cia Vale do Rio Doce and changed its name to Vale S.A. in May 2009. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
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