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TMCNet:  Market Maker Surveillance Report. WMT, AMGN, HPQ, SPLS, ITUB, FB, Bullishly Biased Price Friction For Monday, February 25th 2013

[February 26, 2013]

Market Maker Surveillance Report. WMT, AMGN, HPQ, SPLS, ITUB, FB, Bullishly Biased Price Friction For Monday, February 25th 2013

Feb 26, 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 3487 companies with "abnormal" market making, 1527 companies with positive Friction Factors and 4506 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. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN), Hewlett-Packard Co (NYSE:HPQ), Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS), Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). 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 WMT $0.070 0.10% 2,805,796 24.99% 4,109,351 36.60% -1,303,555 Abnormal AMGN $2.740 3.16% 5,018,472 44.73% 6,058,619 54.00% -1,040,147 Abnormal HPQ $0.010 0.08% 11,331,472 28.25% 13,574,266 33.84% -2,242,794 Abnormal SPLS $0.280 2.11% 9,749,051 46.96% 10,943,989 52.71% -1,194,938 Abnormal ITUB $0.110 0.61% 4,301,505 22.75% 8,236,087 43.55% -3,934,582 Abnormal FB $0.140 0.52% 15,021,040 45.38% 18,009,947 54.41% -2,988,907 Abnormal Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Monday 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 WMT with 1,303,555 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.07000. 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates retail stores, restaurants, discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, apparel stores, Sam s Clubs, and neighborhood markets, as well as walmart.com; and samsclub.com. The company s stores offer meat, produce, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and floral and dry grocery; health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; electronics, toys, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, cellular phones, cellular service plan contracts and prepaid service, and books; stationery, automotive accessories, hardware and paint, sporting goods, fabrics and crafts, and seasonal merchandise; pharmacy and optical services; shoes, jewelry, accessories, and apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home d cor, outdoor living, and horticulture products. Its stores also provide tobacco, tools and power equipment, office supplies, furniture, grills, gardening products, and mattresses; and wireless, software, video games, movies, and music products, as well as operate gasoline stations, and tire and battery centers. In addition, the company s stores offer hardgoods, softgoods, and selected private-label items under the Member s Mark, Artisan Fresh, Daily Chef, and Simply Right brands. Further, it operates banks that focus on consumer lending; and provides financial services and products, including money orders, wire transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. As of September 13, 2012, the company operated approximately 10,130 retail units under 69 banners in 27 countries. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas..

Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) - Amgen Inc., a biotechnology medicines company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology for grievous illnesses primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. Its principal products include Neulasta and NEUPOGEN to stimulate the production of neutrophils, which is type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections; Enbrel, an inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor that plays a role in the body s response to inflammatory diseases; and Aranesp and EPOGEN erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, which stimulate the production of red blood cells. The company also markets other products comprising Sensipar/Mimpara, a small molecule calcimimetic that lowers serum calcium levels; Vectibix, a monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to the epidermal growth factor receptor; and Nplate, a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist that mimics endogenous TPO, the primary driver of platelet production, as well as offers Prolia and XGEVA denosumab, which are human monoclonal antibodies that specifically targets RANKL, an essential regulator of osteoclasts. In addition, it provides product candidates in mid- to late-stage development in various therapeutic areas, such as oncology, hematology, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, cardiovascular, and general medicine, which includes neuroscience. The company markets its products to healthcare providers, including physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies; consumers; and wholesale distributors of pharmaceutical products, as well as through the Internet. It has various collaborative arrangements with Pfizer Inc.; Glaxo Group Limited; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; DaVita Inc.; Fresenius Medical Care North America; Cytokinetics, Inc.; Kirin-Amgen, Inc.; and AstraZeneca Plc. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California..

Hewlett-Packard Co (NYSE:HPQ) - Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. Its Personal Systems segment offers commercial notebooks and desktops; consumer notebooks, desktops, and mini notebooks; and workstations, calculators and other related accessories, and software and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The company s Services segment provides consulting, outsourcing, and technology services to infrastructure, applications, and business process domains. Its Printing segment offers consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, and scanning devices, such as inkjet and Web solutions, laserjet and enterprise solutions, managed enterprise solutions, and graphics solutions. The company s Enterprise Servers, Storage, and Networking segment provides industry standard servers; business critical systems; storage platforms; and networking products comprising switches, routers, and wireless LANs. Its Software segment offers enterprise information management solutions for structured and unstructured data, IT management software, and security intelligence/risk management solutions as software licenses, software-as-a-service, and hybrid or appliance deployment models. The company s HP Financial Services segment provides leasing, financing, utility programs, and asset recovery services; and financial asset management services to enterprise customers, as well as specialized financial services to SMBs, and educational and governmental entities. Its Corporate Investments segment provides business intelligence solutions that enable businesses to standardize on data management schemes, connect and share data across the enterprise, and apply analytics. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California..

Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) - Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an office products company. The company offers various office supplies and services, office machines and related products, computers and related products, and office furniture under Staples, Quill, and other proprietary brands. It also provides copy and print services to retail and delivery customers, as well as technology services through its EasyTech business. The company sells and delivers office products and services directly to businesses and consumers through Internet retail, including Staples.com and Quill.com, as well as through contract sales force, direct mail catalog business, and retail stores. As of January 28, 2012, it operated 2,295 retail stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia in the United States; and 10 provinces and 2 territories in Canada, as well as in Belgium, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom, China, Argentina, and Australia. The company also operated 124 distribution and fulfillment centers in 29 states in the United States; 7 provinces in Canada; and in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, China, Argentina, Brazil, and Australia. Staples, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts..

Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) - Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. provides a range of credit and other financial services to individuals and companies in Brazil and internationally. Its products and services include personal loans, overdraft protection, payroll loans, vehicle loans, credit cards, mortgage and agricultural loans, working capital loans, and trade note discount and export; pension plans, mutual funds, time deposits, demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, and capitalization plans; and insurance products, including life, home, credit/cash cards, vehicles, and loan protection, as well as exchange and brokerage services. The company also provides financial products and services, such as investment options; private retirement plans; and investment capital loans, inventory financing, trade financing, foreign currency services, equipment leasing services, letters of credit, and guarantees, as well as collection services and electronic payment services. In addition, it provides factoring, leasing, corporate finance, mutual funds, insurance brokerage, and trading services; derivatives and advisory services; and portfolio management services for pension funds, corporations, private bank customers, and foreign investors, as well as manages mutual funds. Further, the company offers loans from multilateral credit agencies, off-shore loans, international cash management services, guarantees for international bidding processes, derivatives for hedging or proprietary trading purposes, structured transactions, and international capital markets offerings. As of December 31, 2011, it had a network of 4,072 full service branches, 912 customer site branches, and 28,769 ATMs in Brazil and internationally. The company was formerly known as Ita Unibanco Banco M ltiplo S.A. and changed its name to Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. in April 2009. The company was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in S o Paulo, Brazil. Ita Unibanco Holding S.A. is a subsidiary of Ita Unibanco Participa es S.A..

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) - Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company builds tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other; enables developers to build social applications on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook; and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. As of February 2, 2012, it had 845 million monthly users and 443 million daily users. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California..

About BUYINS.NET BUYINS.NET, www.buyins.net , monitors trading in all US stocks in real time and maintains massive databases of short sale and naked short sale time and sales data, short squeeze SqueezeTrigger prices, market maker price movements, shareholder data, statistical data on earnings, sector correlation, seasonality, hedge fund trading strategies, comparable valuations. Reports include: REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE NEWS Friction Factor -- market maker surveillance system tracking Level II market makers in all stocks to determine Price Friction and compliance with new "Fair Market Making Requirements" RegSHO Naked Shorts -- tracks EVERY failure to deliver in all US stocks and tracks all Threshold Security Lists daily for which stocks have naked shorts that are not in compliance with Regulation SHO INVESTMENTS & TRADING SqueezeTrigger -- 29 billion cell database tracks EVERY short sale (not just total short interest) in all US stocks and calculates volume weighted price that a short squeeze will begin in each stock.

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