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Tickers in this Article: KMX, NAV, CLF, MPC, WLT, NPK, GPI
The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq falling 1%, the S&P 500 decreasing 0.5% and the Dow down 0.3%. 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
CarMax (NYSE:KMX)$6.67 billion+9.3%
Navistar (NYSE:NAV)$1.45 billion+7%
Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)$5.47 billion+7%
Marathon (NYSE:MPC)$18.56 billion+6.3%
Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT)$2.01 billion+4.3%
National Presto Industries (NYSE:NPK)$530.1 million+3.8%
Group one Automotive (NYSE:GPI)$1.44 billion+3.6%
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CarMax (NYSE:KMX) has risen 9.3% to hit a current price of $31.91 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 5.5 million shares. If a stock price moves on high volume, this means that the change is a significant one.

After an increase of 7%, Navistar (NYSE:NAV) has reached a current price of $22.70. At one million shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.8 times its current daily average. High volume indicates a lot of investor interest while low volume indicates the opposite.

Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) has risen 7% to hit a current price of $41.03 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 3.9 million shares. When a stock price moves up or down, watching the volume is a good way of identifying how significant that shift is.

Marathon (NYSE:MPC) has risen 6.3% and is currently trading at $58.32 per share. The company's volume is currently 5.3 million shares for the day, two times its current three-month average. Volume is also used as a secondary indicator to help confirm what the price movement is suggesting.

Rising 4.3%, Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT) is currently trading at $33.54 per share. So far today, 1.5 million shares have changed hands. Price change alone is not enough to know how a stock is doing. Volume is an important secondary indicator used to confirm trends suggested by price movement.

After rising 3.8%, National Presto Industries (NYSE:NPK) is currently trading at a share price of $79.93. At 10,510 shares, the company's volume so far today is in line with the current daily average. As a stock moves up or down, it is important to pay attention to the trading volume. This indicates the level of interest: the higher the volume, the more the interest.

Group one Automotive (NYSE:GPI) is up 3.6% to reach a current price of $65.47 per share. So far today, 173,529 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. If a stock price makes a big move up or down, volume lets us know the significance of that move.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. 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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