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Tickers in this Article: ALTE, AFFY, FMCN, NTES, MLNX, GPOR, SSYS
The Nasdaq has moved up 0.1%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.1% and the Dow is unchanged so far today. 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
Alterra Capital (Nasdaq:ALTE)$2.22 billion+24.4%
Affymax (Nasdaq:AFFY)$828.8 million-9.7%
Focus Media Holding Limited (Nasdaq:FMCN)$3.09 billion+7% Inc (Nasdaq:NTES)$5.17 billion+5.1%
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX)$2.62 billion+4.8%
Gulfport (Nasdaq:GPOR)$2.19 billion-4.4%
Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS)$1.64 billion+3.6%
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Alterra Capital (Nasdaq:ALTE) has soared 24.4% to reach a current price of $28.80 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 6.2 million shares, 21.6 times the average volume over the last three months.

Falling 9.7%, Affymax (Nasdaq:AFFY) is currently at a share price of $20.14. The company is currently trading a volume of 2.1 million shares.

Focus Media Holding Limited (Nasdaq:FMCN) has risen 7% to hit a current price of $25.58 per share. At 606,955 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.2 times the average daily volume. Inc (Nasdaq:NTES) is at $41.49 per share after an increase of 5.1%. The company is trading at a volume of 1.1 million shares.

Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) is up 4.8% to reach a current price of $64.81 per share. At one million shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.2 times its average over the past three months.

Gulfport (Nasdaq:GPOR) is trading at $37.66 per share, down 4.4%. So far today, the company's volume is 4.6 million shares.

Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) has increased to a share price of $77.97, a 3.6% rise. At 402,183 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.9 times its current daily average.

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. 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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