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Tickers in this Article: RIMM, BCPC, AEGR, BIDU, PANL, AMZN, FOSL
The market is down this morning. The Nasdaq is trading down 1.1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the Dow has slipped 0.3%. The Nasdaq Composite Index is a capitalization-weighted index, with each company weighted in proportion to its market value.

The biggest movers traded on the NASDAQ so far are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Research In Motion Limited (Nasdaq:RIMM)$5.56 billion+7.4%
Balchem (Nasdaq:BCPC)$1.06 billion+4.5%
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:AEGR)$643.3 million+4.3%
Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU)$33.81 billion+3.8%
Universal (Nasdaq:PANL)$1.14 billion+3.5%
Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN)$117.14 billion-3.3%
Fossil (Nasdaq:FOSL)$5.55 billion-3%
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After rising 7.4%, Research In Motion Limited (Nasdaq:RIMM) is currently trading at a share price of $11.39. The company's volume is currently 30.6 million shares for the day, in line with the current daily average.

Balchem (Nasdaq:BCPC) has moved up 4.5% and is currently trading at $37.73 per share. So far today, 80,874 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. Yesterday, volume was only 58,224 shares.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:AEGR) is up 4.3% to reach a current price of $26.33 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 227,086 shares, consistent with its current three-month average.

Increasing 3.8%, Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU) is trading at $100.43 per share. So far today, 2.2 million shares have changed hands.

After an increase of 3.5%, Universal (Nasdaq:PANL) has reached a current price of $25.38. So far today, the company's volume is 148,236 shares, 0.2 times the average daily volume.

Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) has fallen 3.3% and is currently trading at $250.02 per share. The company's volume is currently 1.5 million shares. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 986,435 shares.

Fossil (Nasdaq:FOSL) is down 3% to reach $89.60 per share. With 213,550 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.4 times the average volume over the last three months.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. Tools like valuation ratios and profit margins, however, are only as useful as the context you put them in; remember to take historical data and competitor performance into account.

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