After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq is trading up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is up 1.8%; and the Dow is trading up 1.9%. Most stocks on the Nasdaq Composite Index are technology and Internet-related, but there are financial, consumer, bio-tech and industrial companies as well.

The biggest movers traded on the NASDAQ so far are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:ALXN) $18.21 billion +5.7%
Wynn (Nasdaq:WYNN) $11.31 billion +5.3%
VIVUS (Nasdaq:VVUS) $1.35 billion -4.4%
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (Nasdaq:ULTA) $6.27 billion +3.9%
Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) $1.42 billion -3.3%
Equinix (Nasdaq:EQIX) $10.03 billion +3%
Ascena Retail Group (Nasdaq:ASNA) $2.91 billion -2.9%

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:ALXN) has risen 5.7% to hit a current price of $99.12 per share. This morning, the company's volume is 872,890 shares. This is 0.8 times the current daily average.

Rising 5.3%, Wynn (Nasdaq:WYNN) is currently trading at $118.40 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 1.2 million shares, more than yesterday's 1.1 million shares.

VIVUS (Nasdaq:VVUS) has decreased to $12.83 per share, a 4.4% fall. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 2.9 million shares.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (Nasdaq:ULTA) is up 3.9% to reach a current price of $102.09 per share. With 537,825 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 1.1 times the current three-month average.

Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) has fallen 3.3% and is currently trading at $38.92 per share. The company's volume for the morning is 1.5 million shares. This is 0.7 times its average daily volume.

Equinix (Nasdaq:EQIX) is at $212.43 per share after an increase of 3%. This morning, 497,973 shares have been traded,.

At $17.93, Ascena Retail Group (Nasdaq:ASNA) has slipped 2.9%. So far today, the company's volume is 1.2 million shares.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. 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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