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Tickers in this Article: AMRN, ASPS, ALOG, SHLD, ALXN, COLM, ALGT
The Nasdaq has decreased 0.7%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow has climbed 0.3% so far today. The recent surge in popularity of technological stocks has launched the Nasdaq Composite Index into the spotlight, making it one of the premier indexes in the world.

The biggest movers traded on the NASDAQ so far are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq:AMRN)$1.78 billion-18.8%
Altisource Portfolio Solutions (Nasdaq:ASPS)$2.36 billion+5.7%
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG)$890.2 million-5.6%
Sears (Nasdaq:SHLD)$4.28 billion+3.7%
Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:ALXN)$18.18 billion-3.2%
Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq:COLM)$1.93 billion-2.7%
Allegiant Travel (Nasdaq:ALGT)$1.45 billion-2.4%
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Taking a 18.8% hit, Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq:AMRN) is currently trading at $9.70 per share. At 11.6 million shares, the company's volume so far today is whereas yesterday, volume was only 5.4 million shares.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions (Nasdaq:ASPS) has risen 5.7% to hit a current price of $106.96 per share. The company's volume for the morning is 215,911 shares. This is one times its average daily volume.

Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG) has decreased to $68.72 per share, a 5.6% fall. With 187,978 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 2.1 times the current three-month average.

Sears (Nasdaq:SHLD) is up 3.7% to reach a current price of $41.72 per share. So far today, 946,766 shares have changed hands.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:ALXN) is down 3.2% to reach $90.58 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 565,972 shares, with trading activity in keeping with yesterday's.

At $55.44, Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq:COLM) has slipped 2.7%. The company's volume for the day so far is 47,016 shares. This is in line with its current daily average.

Slipping 2.4%, Allegiant Travel (Nasdaq:ALGT) is currently trading at $73.13 per share. At 63,224 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.8 times its average over the past three months.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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