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Tickers in this Article: IACI, SYNT, BIDU, MLNX, TSCO, MASI, SCSS
The Nasdaq is trading down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3% and the Dow has been relatively flat this morning. 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:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq:IACI).17 billion-8.4%
Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT).52 billion-8.3%
Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU).51 billion-5.8%
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX).93 billion-5.4%
Tractor Supply (Nasdaq:TSCO).25 billion-4.8%
Masimo (Nasdaq:MASI).16 billion+4.1%
Select (Nasdaq:SCSS).47 billion+3.5%
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IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq:IACI) is down 8.4% to reach $43.21 per share. At 2.1 million shares, the company's volume so far today is above yesterday's volume of two million shares.

Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT) has decreased to $55.23 per share, a 8.3% fall. The company's volume for the morning is 150,149 shares. This is 2.4 times its average daily volume.

Falling 5.8%, Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU) is currently at a share price of $90.30. So far today, the company's volume is six million shares, 1.3 times its current three-month average.

Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) is trading at $65.50 per share, down 5.4%. So far today, 762,481 shares have changed hands.

Currently trading at $84.54 per share, Tractor Supply (Nasdaq:TSCO) has fallen 4.8%. This morning, 1.1 million shares have been traded, more than yesterday's one million shares.

Masimo (Nasdaq:MASI) has moved up 4.1% and is currently trading at $21.15 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 109,351 shares. This is 0.3 times its current daily average.

Select (Nasdaq:SCSS) is up 3.5% to reach a current price of $27.22 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 468,005 shares, 0.7 times its average over the past three months.

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