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Tickers in this Article: YUM, ESE, YELP, FDX, TSO, WBC, EW
This morning, the Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2% and the Dow has slipped 0.5%. 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
Yum (NYSE:YUM).1 billion+8.4%
ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE).01 billion-7.9%
Yelp (NYSE:YELP).68 billion-6.9%
FedEx (NYSE:FDX).88 billion+5.4%
Tesoro (NYSE:TSO).73 billion-5.1%
WABCO Holdings (NYSE:WBC).83 billion-4%
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW).79 billion+3.7%
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Yum (NYSE:YUM) has increased to a share price of $71.57, a 8.4% rise. So far today, 11.7 million shares have changed hands. When a stock price moves up or down, watching the volume is a good way of identifying how significant that shift is.

ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) is trading at $34.63 per share, down 7.9%. So far today, the company's volume is 143,085 shares, 2.2 times its average over the past three months. 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.

At $25.55, Yelp (NYSE:YELP) has slipped 6.9%. So far today, the company's volume is 617,904 shares. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 611,398 shares. 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 5.4%, FedEx (NYSE:FDX) is currently trading at a share price of $90.19. At 5.4 million shares, the company's volume so far today is 2.5 times the current daily average. 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.

After a decline of 5.1%, Tesoro (NYSE:TSO) has hit a share price of $38.90. The company is currently trading a volume of 3.1 million shares. If a stock price makes a big move up or down, volume lets us know the significance of that move.

Falling 4%, WABCO Holdings (NYSE:WBC) is currently at a share price of $57.54. With 701,679 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 1.4 times the average volume over the last three months. A stock's volume conveys how excited investors are about it.

Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) is up 3.7% to reach a current price of $87.69 per share. So far today, 1.9 million shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is a sign that there will be less trading activity than there was yesterday. Volume is an important indicator because it indicates how significant a price shift is.

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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