Market Maker Surveillance Report. CMCSA, VRTX, RAD, WFC, TSM, VZ, Bearishly Biased Price Friction For Monday, April 22nd 2013
Apr 23, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Monday. 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 Monday there were 4011 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2610 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2394 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. Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA), VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC (NASDAQ:VRTX), Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD), WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM), Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ). 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
CMCSA $-0.070 -0.16% 8,594,007 63.18% 4,968,909 36.53% 3,625,098 Abnormal
VRTX $-2.380 -2.78% 4,833,280 54.31% 3,994,247 44.88% 839,033 Abnormal
RAD $-0.020 -0.81% 10,999,259 45.07% 8,985,998 36.82% 2,013,261 Abnormal
WFC $-0.030 -0.08% 4,582,454 32.03% 3,394,043 23.72% 1,188,411 Abnormal
TSM $-0.300 -1.58% 5,555,378 27.34% 4,339,852 21.35% 1,215,526 Abnormal
VZ $-0.100 -0.19% 4,418,067 39.42% 2,867,100 25.58% 1,550,967 Abnormal
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more buying than selling on Monday 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 CMCSA with 3,625,098 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.
Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand name. This segment also provides business services, such as cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators; Ethernet network services; and online advertising services. As of December 31, 2012, it served 22.0 million video customers, 19.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 10.0 million voice customers. The Cable Networks segment consists of national cable entertainment, national cable news and information, national cable sports, regional sports and news, and international cable networks; and a cable television production studio and digital media properties. The Broadcast Television segment comprises NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local broadcast television stations, broadcast television production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Focus Features, and Illumination names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment comprises theme parks; studios; and a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. Comcast Corporation also owns a multipurpose arena in Philadelphia. The company offers its services directly to residential and business customers through call centers; door-to-door selling; direct mail, television, Internet, and local media advertising; and telemarketing and retail outlets. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC (NASDAQ:VRTX) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in discovering, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases worldwide. Its products include telaprevir, a prescription medicine used for the treatment of patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection; and Ivacaftor, a prescription medicine used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. The company markets its products under the INCIVEK brand name in the United States and Canada; INCIVO brand in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, and Norway; KALYDECO brand in the United States; and TELAVIC brand in Japan. Its drug candidates comprise VX-222, a Phase II clinical trial drug candidate, and ALS-2200 and ALS-2158, a Phase I clinical trial drug candidates that are designed to inhibit the replication of HCV; VX-809 and VX-661, a Phase II clinical trial drug candidates that improve the function of defective cystic fibrosis; VX-509, a Phase II clinical trial drug candidate for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases; VX-765, a Phase II clinical trial drug for the treatment of epilepsy; and VX-787, an investigational drug candidate for the treatment of influenza A. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts..
Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD) - Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates retail drugstores in the United States. The company sells prescription drugs and a range of front end products. Its front end products include over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, beverages, convenience foods, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other everyday and convenience products, as well as photo processing products. The company offers its products to customers covered by third party payors, such as insurance companies, prescription benefit management companies, government agencies, private employers, and other managed care providers. It has a strategic alliance with GNC. As of June 21, 2012, the company operated 4,652 stores in 31 states of the United States and the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania..
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (NYSE:WFC) - Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services. The company's Community Banking segment offers deposits, such as checking accounts, savings deposits, market rate accounts, individual retirement accounts, time deposits, and debit cards; and loan products, including lines of credit, auto floor plan lines, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, residential mortgage loans, and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate and other commercial financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, health savings accounts, credit cards, merchant payment processing, and private label financing solutions, as well as purchases retail installment contracts. Its Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, online/electronic products, and investment banking services. This segment also provides construction loans, land acquisition and development loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, interim financing arrangements, rehabilitation loans, affordable housing loans and letters of credit, permanent loans for securitization, commercial real estate loan servicing, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The company's Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, wealth management, brokerage, retirement, trust, and reinsurance services. As of February 25, 2013, it provided services through approximately 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet, and offices in approximately in 35 countries. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
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..
Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) - Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its Verizon Wireless segment offers access to various wireless voice and data services comprising Internet access through smart phones and basic phones, and notebook computers and tablets; messaging services, which enable customers to send and receive text, picture, and video messages; and consumer-focused and business-focused multimedia applications. This segment also provides location-based services; global data services; HomeFusion Broadband, a high-speed Internet service for homes; other connection-related services, such as data access and value added services to support telemetry-type applications; and machine-to-machine services that support devices used in healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, distribution, and consumer products markets, as well as sells smart phones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. The company s Wireline segment offers video services over its fiber-optic network; data Services comprising high-speed Internet and FiOS broadband data products, as well as local exchange capacity, managed, mobility, and security services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional, long distance, wire maintenance, and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP, and landline and wireless services; and local dial tone and broadband services to local, long distance, and other carriers. This segment also provides networking products and solutions, such as private Internet protocol services, and Ethernet access and ring services; and infrastructure and cloud services. As of February 27, 2013, it served 98 million retail connections. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York..
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