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Tickers in this Article: NXY, GEO, RGR, BF.B, JW.A, ASR, LDR
So far today, the market has been on the rise. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.6%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.2%; and the Dow has risen 0.3%. Also known as the "Big Board", the NYSE relied for many years on floor trading only, using the open outcry system.

The biggest movers traded on the NYSE so far are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Nexen Inc (NYSE:NXY).47 billion+14.3%
Geo Group (NYSE:GEO).97 billion-10.7%
Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR)5.6 million-4.9%
Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B).85 billion-4.9%
John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A).16 billion-4.2%
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR).24 billion+3.6%
Landauer (NYSE:LDR)1.6 million+3.2%
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Nexen Inc (NYSE:NXY) is currently at $26.89 per share after a dramatic increase of 14.3%. The company's volume for the day so far is 47.9 million shares.

Shares of Geo Group (NYSE:GEO) are currently trading at $28.58, a steep decline of 10.7%. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.2 million shares, 0.8 times its average over the past three months.

Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR) is down 4.9% to reach $48.86 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 440,130 shares. This is about the same trading activity as there was yesterday.

After a decline of 4.9%, Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B) has hit a share price of $65.20. The company's volume is currently 208,278 shares for the day, 0.3 times the current daily average.

John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A) is trading at $40.88 per share, down 4.2%. The company is currently trading a volume of 95,737 shares.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) has increased to a share price of $111.63, a 3.6% rise. The company's volume is currently 53,662 shares for the day, consistent with its current three-month average.

Increasing 3.2%, Landauer (NYSE:LDR) is trading at $61.99 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 7,573 shares.

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. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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