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Tickers in this Article: SKX, STJ, LXU, CRM, SQM, SBS, RGR
The Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 has increased 0.1% and the Dow is trading up 0.2% this morning. 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
Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX)5.1 million+11.7%
St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ).01 billion-11.6%
LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU)4.8 million-8.3% (NYSE:CRM).49 billion+7.8%
Sociedad Quimica y Minera (NYSE:SQM).7 billion-4%
Companhia de Saneamento Basico (NYSE:SBS).36 billion-3.8%
Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR)7.1 million+3.6%
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After a big jump of 11.7%, Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX) is trading at $18.95 per share. So far today, 866,979 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is more trading activity than there was yesterday.

Taking a 11.6% hit, St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) is currently trading at $31.58 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 11 million shares.

Falling 8.3%, LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) is currently at a share price of $30.91. At 194,381 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.9 times its current three-month average. (NYSE:CRM) has risen 7.8% to hit a current price of $157.34 per share. The company's volume for the morning is 3.9 million shares. This is 2.3 times the average daily volume.

At $57.25, Sociedad Quimica y Minera (NYSE:SQM) has slipped 4%. At 627,857 shares, the company's volume so far today is whereas yesterday, volume was only 260,081 shares.

Companhia de Saneamento Basico (NYSE:SBS) has decreased to $79.07 per share, a 3.8% fall. So far today, the company's volume is 291,469 shares.

Increasing 3.6%, Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR) is trading at $53.35 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 298,098 shares, in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

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. 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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