Market Maker Surveillance Report. PFE, QCOM, MRK, BRCD, WFC, BBRY, Highest Net Buy Volume With Lowest Price Friction For Thursday, February 14th 2013
Feb 15, 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 4024 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2639 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2681 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Thursday and lowest price Friction (bullish). This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices rose faster with less Friction. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM), Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK), Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BRCD), WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC), (NASDAQ:BBRY). 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
PFE $0.070 0.26% 11,990,475 49.53% 6,134,905 25.34% 5,855,570 836,510
QCOM $0.080 0.12% 12,494,099 91.14% 5,612,382 40.94% 6,881,717 860,215
MRK $0.040 0.10% 7,861,682 48.14% 4,184,258 25.62% 3,677,424 919,356
BRCD $0.120 2.08% 14,949,082 58.21% 10,696,919 41.65% 4,252,163 354,347
WFC $0.080 0.23% 9,830,358 44.11% 4,937,507 22.15% 4,892,851 611,606
BBRY $1.100 7.86% 57,100,181 51.24% 54,152,214 48.60% 2,947,967 26,800
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have high net dollar gains (Change) and very low price friction 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 PFE with a Net Buy Volume of 5,855,570 shares and a Friction Factor of 836,510 shares. That means that it takes 836,510 more shares of buying than selling to move PFE higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Thursday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) - Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of medicines for people and animals worldwide. It primarily offers Celebrex, Chantix/Champix, Lipitor, Lyrica, Premarin, Pristiq, and Viagra pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic and disease areas of Alzheimer s disease, cardiovascular, erectile dysfunction, genitourinary, depressive disorder, pain, respiratory, and smoking cessation. The company also provides BeneFIX, Enbrel, Genotropin, Geodon, Prevnar/Prevenar, Rebif, ReFacto AF, Revatio, Xalatan, Xyntha, and Zyvox pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic and disease areas of anti-infectives, endocrine disorders, hemophilia, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, ophthalmology, pulmonary arterial hypertension, specialty neuroscience, and vaccines. In addition, it offers Aromasin, Sutent, Torisel, and Xalkori pharmaceutical products for addressing oncology and oncology-related illnesses; and other prescription pharmaceutical products, such as Arthrotec, Effexor, Medrol, Norvasc, Protonix, Relpax, and Zosyn/Tazocin. Further, the company provides vaccines, parasiticides, and anti-infectives to prevent and treat disease in livestock and companion animals; and non-prescription products, including Advil, Caltrate, Centrum, ChapStick, Preparation H, and Robitussin in the areas of dietary supplements, pain management, respiratory, and personal care. Additionally, it offers various infant and toddler nutritional products, such as S-26 and SMA product lines, as well as formula for infants with special nutritional needs. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmacies, individual provider offices, veterinarians, livestock producers, and grocery and convenience stores. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) - QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital telecommunications products and services. It operates in four segments: QCT, QTL, QWI, and QSI. The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning systems. The QTL segment grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which includes patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of various wireless products, such as products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and OFDMA standards, as well as their derivatives. The QWI segment provides fleet management, satellite- and terrestrial-based two-way wireless information and position reporting, and other services; software and hardware to transportation and logistics companies; content enablement services for the wireless industry; push-to-talk and other software products and services for wireless network operators; and development, and other services and related products of wireless communications technologies to government agencies and their contractors, as well as builds and manages software applications that enable certain mobile commerce services. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies that support the design and introduction of new products and services, as well as holds a wireless spectrum license. The company operates primarily in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. QUALCOMM Incorporated was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California..
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. The company provides 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, immunology infectious diseases, neurosciences and ophthalmology, oncology, vaccines, and women's health and endocrine. It also offers vaccines, including preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. In addition, the company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets antibiotics, anti-inflammatory products, vaccines, products for the treatment of fertility disorders, and parasiticides for cattle, swine, horses, poultry, dogs, cats, salmons, and fish. Further, it manufactures and sells over-the-counter product line, including non-drowsy antihistamines; treatment for occasional constipation; decongestant-free cold/flu medicine for people with high blood pressure; nasal decongestant spray; and treatment for frequent heartburn. Additionally, the company provides foot care products comprising topical antifungal, and foot and sneaker odor/wetness products; and sun care products consisting of sun care lotions, sprays, and dry oils. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, and managed health care providers, as well as food chain and mass merchandiser outlets in the United States and internationally. The company has joint venture agreements with Sanofi Pasteur S.A. and AstraZeneca LP. Merck & Co., Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey..
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..
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC) - Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement. The Community Banking segment offers deposits, such as 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 and residential mortgage loans, and credit cards. It also provides equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration and venture capital financing, cash management, payroll, retirement plans, health savings accounts, merchant payment processing, mutual funds, and investment management services; and purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants. The Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection, foreign exchange, treasury and investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, commercial electronic office portal, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency, and investment banking services. It also provides construction loans for commercial and residential development, land acquisition and development loans, interim financing, rehabilitation and affordable housing loans, permanent and CRE loans, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, wealth management, brokerage, retirement, trust, and reinsurance services. As of November 6, 2012, Wells Fargo & Company operated approximately 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet, and had offices in approximately in 35 countries. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
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