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Tickers in this Article: HNI, ENR, SHF, PII, CHA, PVH, SBS
Currently, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.1%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow has risen 0.1%. The NYSE is a stock exchange based in New York City, considered the largest equities-based exchange in the world based on total market capitalization of its listed securities.

The biggest movers traded on the NYSE so far are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
HNI (NYSE:HNI)$1.39 billion-13.7%
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR)$4.37 billion+10.1%
Schiff Nutrition International (NYSE:SHF)$612.2 million+8.9%
Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII)$5.82 billion-4.7%
China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE:CHA)$49.94 billion-4.3%
PVH (NYSE:PVH)$6.65 billion-2.9%
Companhia de Saneamento Basico (NYSE:SBS)$8.59 billion+2.8%
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Shares of HNI (NYSE:HNI) are currently trading at $26.50, a steep decline of 13.7%. So far today, the company's volume is 568,974 shares, 3.1 times the average daily volume. If a stock price moves on high volume, this means that the change is a significant one. Investment valuation ratios can be very useful in estimating whether a stock price is too high, reasonable or a bargain investment opportunity. A company's capitalization (not to be confused with its market capitalization) is the term used to describe the makeup of a company's permanent or long-term capital, which consists of both long-term debt and shareholders' equity. The capitalizion ratio of 26.9% is on the low end. A low capitalization ratio can signify a failure to leverage equity into investment, missing valuable opportunities for growth and expansion. The capitalization ratio is one of the more meaningful debt ratios because it focuses on the relationship of debt liabilities as a component of a company's total capital base, which is the capital raised by shareholders and lenders.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) is currently at $74.76 per share after a dramatic increase of 10.1%. The company is currently trading a volume of 1.8 million shares. If a stock is trading on low volume, then there is not much interest in the stock. On the other hand, if a stock is trading on high volume, then there is a lot of interest in the stock. A company's investment value can be estimated using valuation ratios such as the price to earnings (P/E) ratio, the price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio, the price to sales (P/S) ratio, the price to book (P/B) ratio, and the dividend yield. The assumption with high price/earnings stocks (generally of the growth variety) is that investors are willing to buy at a high price because they believe that the stock has significant growth potential, and the price/earnings to growth (PEG) ratio helps investors determine the degree of reliability of that growth assumption. ENR has a PEG ratio of 1.39, which is consistent with the industry average. Because of the adjustment for earnings growth rate, the PEG ratio is somewhat more useful than many formulas for comparing companies in different industries.

Schiff Nutrition International (NYSE:SHF) is up 8.9% to reach a current price of $22.75 per share. The company's volume is currently 232,103 shares for the day, more than yesterday's 78,925 shares. The trading volume for a stock indicates the level of investor interest. Investment valuation ratios provide investors with an estimation, albeit a simplistic one, of the value of a stock. One of the favorite tools of many value investors is analyzing price/book value ratios, as it provides a measure of the underlying value of a company's assets as compared to the valuation of its equity. SHF has a P/B ratio of 5.89 which shows that its share price is higher than its book value. This high share price relative to asset value is likely to indicate that the company has been earning a very high return on its assets. All else being equal, a stock with a low P/B value ratio is more attractive than a stock with a high ratio. SEE: Using The Price-To-Book Ratio To Evaluate Companies

After a decline of 4.7%, Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) has hit a share price of $81. The company's volume for the day so far is 723,765 shares. This is 0.9 times its average volume over the past three months. Volume is also used as a secondary indicator to help confirm what the price movement is suggesting. Valuation ratios include the price to earnings (P/E) ratio, the price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio, the price to sales (P/S) ratio, the price to book (P/B) ratio, and the dividend yield. Dividend yield measures the income that a stock will generate for an investor. The dividend yield for PII is 1.7%, which is on the low end. This could indicate that that the stock is overpriced or that future dividends might be higher. To calculate the dividend yield, divide the level of dividends by the stock price; the higher the yield, the more attractive the security. SEE: Due Diligence On Dividends

At $59.07, China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE:CHA) has slipped 4.3%. The company's volume is currently 28,948 shares for the day, consistent with its current daily average. In technical analysis, trading volume is used to determine the strength of a market indicator. It is important for an investor to estimate the value of any potential or existing investment; valuation ratios make this easier. The price/sales ratio measures a company's stock market value by its total revenues or alternatively, a company's price per share by its revenue per share. CHA's P/S ratio of 0.85 is fairly low. The lower the P/S ratio, the more reasonably price the stock, all else being equal. All things being equal, a low P/S ratio is good news for investors, while a very high one can be a warning sign.

Currently trading at $91.57 per share, PVH (NYSE:PVH) has fallen 2.9%. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 338,512 shares. Volume is used to evaluate how meaningful the price movement of a stock is. Valuation ratios like the price to earnings (P/E) ratio, the price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio, the price to sales (P/S) ratio, the price to book (P/B) ratio, and the dividend yield are useful in determining how attractive a potential or existing investment is. The debt ratio shows the proportion of assets that a company is financing through debt. PVH has a debt ratio of 58.7%. However, one thing to note with this ratio: it isn't a pure measure of a company's debt (or indebtedness), as it also includes operational liabilities, such as accounts payable and taxes payable.

After rising 2.8%, Companhia de Saneamento Basico (NYSE:SBS) is currently trading at a share price of $77.59. At 166,451 shares, the company's volume so far today is while it was 719,754 shares yesterday. If a stock price makes a big move up or down, volume lets us know the significance of that move. Valuation ratios allow the investor to make a quick determination as to a company's investment value. The debt-equity (D/E) ratio is a measurement of how much suppliers, lenders, creditors and obligors have committed to the company versus what the shareholders have committed. The D/E ratio for SBS is 78%. The D/E ratio percentage provides a much more dramatic perspective on a company's leverage position than the debt ratio percentage.

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. 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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