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TMCNet:  Market Maker Surveillance Report. MRK, SID, TTWO, BPAQF, VALE, AFFY, Bearishly Biased Price Friction For Monday, February 25th 2013

[February 26, 2013]

Market Maker Surveillance Report. MRK, SID, TTWO, BPAQF, VALE, AFFY, Bearishly 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 (bearish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices dropped. Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK), Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID), Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO), BP PLC (OTC:BPAQF), Vale SA (NYSE:VALE), Affymax Inc (NASDAQ:AFFY). To access Friction Factor, Naked Short Data and SqueezeTrigger Prices on all stocks please visit http://www.buyins.net .
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Market Maker Friction Factor is shown in the chart below: Symbol Change Percent Buy Volume Buy %% Sell Volume Sell %% Net Volume Friction MRK $-0.120 -0.28% 6,298,147 32.92% 4,900,420 25.62% 1,397,727 Abnormal SID $-0.010 -0.20% 3,193,158 43.06% 1,467,011 19.78% 1,726,147 Abnormal TTWO $-0.020 -0.13% 1,962,847 75.10% 650,725 24.90% 1,312,122 Abnormal BPAQF $-0.106 -1.54% 3,900,000 72.19% 1,502,229 27.81% 2,397,771 Abnormal VALE $-0.120 -0.66% 5,748,976 29.40% 4,539,804 23.22% 1,209,172 Abnormal AFFY $-14.080 -85.23% 32,343,953 53.44% 28,079,493 46.39% 4,264,460 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 MRK with 1,397,727 greater shares of buying than selling (NetVol) and the stock price was down $-0.12000. 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.

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..

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) - Companhia Sider rgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer primarily in Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. The company principally produces carbon steel and various steel products for automotive, home appliance, packaging, construction, and steel processing manufacturing industries. Its products include slabs, which are semi-finished products used for processing hot-rolled, cold-rolled or coated coils, and sheet products; hot-rolled products, including heavy and light-gauge hot-rolled coils and sheets; cold-rolled coils and sheets; galvanized products, such as flat-rolled steel coated with zinc or a zinc-based alloy; and tin mill products, which consist of flat-rolled low-carbon steel coils or sheets comprising tin plate, tin free steel, low tin coated steel, and black plate products. The company also owns interests in various mining assets, including the Casa de Pedra mine and Namisa mines that produce iron ore located in Congonhas; TECAR, a solid bulk seaport terminal located in Itagua Port in the state of Rio de Janeiro; Minera o Bocaina that produces dolomite and limestone located in Arcos in the state of Minas Gerais; and Estanho de Rond nia S.A., which mines and casts tin, located in Ariquemes in the state of Rond nia. In addition, it engages in logistics business that comprises railway and port facilities; production and sale of cement; and generation of electric power with hydroelectric and thermoelectric sources for industrial consumers. The company offers its products to customers directly through its sales force; and through independent distributors for subsequent resale, as well as exports its products through brokers primarily in Europe and North America. Companhia Sider rgica Nacional was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in S o Paulo, Brazil..

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) - Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. develops, markets, and publishes interactive entertainment for consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers its products under the labels, including Rockstar Games; and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play. It develops and publishes action/adventure products under the Grand Theft Auto brand, as well as other franchises, including L.A. Noire, Max Payne, Midnight Club, and Red Dead under the Rockstar Games label. The company also publishes BioShock, Borderlands, Mafia, and Sid Meier's Civilization franchises in the shooter, action, role-playing, and strategy categories under the 2K Games title; NBA 2K, a NBA basketball video game, as well as other sports titles, such as Major League Baseball 2K and Top Spin under the 2K Sports title; and casual and family-friendly games comprising Carnival Games, and licensed titles based on Nickelodeon television programs under the 2K Play title. Its portfolio of brands also comprise Bully, The Darkness, Manhunt, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, Sid Meier's Pirates , Spec Ops, and Top Spin. The company s products are designed for console gaming systems, such as PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Wii; handheld gaming systems that consist of DS, 3DS, and PlayStation Portable; and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. delivers its products through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. The company sells its software titles to retail outlets in North America, Europe, and Asia through direct relationships with retail customers and third-party distributors. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in New York, New York..

BP PLC (OTC:BPAQF) - BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products. Its Exploration and Production segment engages in the oil and natural gas exploration, field development, and production; midstream transportation, and storage and processing; and marketing and trading of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), and power and natural gas liquids (NGL). This segment has exploration and production activities in Angola, Azerbaijan, Canada, Egypt, Norway, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as in Asia, Australasia, South America, north Africa, and the Middle East. It also owns and manages crude oil and natural gas pipelines; processing facilities and export terminals; and LNG processing and transportation, as well as NGL extraction facilities. The company s Refining and Marketing segment is involved in refining, manufacturing, marketing, transportation, and supply and trading of crude oil, petroleum, and petrochemicals products and related services to wholesale and retail customers primarily under the BP, Castrol, and Aral brands. BP p.l.c. also engages in the alternative energy business, as well as offers shipping and treasury services. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom..

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..

Affymax Inc (NASDAQ:AFFY) - Affymax, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development of drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions in the United States. It offers OMONTYS (peginesatide) Injection for the treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease in adult patients on dialysis. OMONTYS is a synthetic, peptide-based erythropoiesis stimulating agent designed to stimulate production of red blood cells. The company has strategic alliance agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to develop and commercialize OMONTYS. Affymax, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California..

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