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Tickers in this Article: SCHL, INFI, NATL, SRPT, THOR, HTWR, SHLD
This morning, the Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 has risen 0.1% and the Dow has moved up 0.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index represents all the stocks that trade on the Nasdaq stock market.

The biggest movers traded on the NASDAQ so far are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Scholastic (Nasdaq:SCHL).01 billion-18.1%
Infinity Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:INFI)5.8 million+8.5%
National (Nasdaq:NATL)1.2 million-6.2%
Sarepta Therapeutics (Nasdaq:SRPT)7.2 million+5.9%
Thoratec (Nasdaq:THOR).06 billion+4.9%
HeartWare International (Nasdaq:HTWR).29 billion-4.7%
Sears (Nasdaq:SHLD).27 billion-3.7%
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Taking a 18.1% hit, Scholastic (Nasdaq:SCHL) is currently trading at $26.08 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 1.1 million shares, whereas yesterday, volume was only 78,456 shares.

Infinity Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:INFI) has moved up 8.5% and is currently trading at $25.44 per share. So far this morning, 352,395 shares have changed hands. This is in keeping with its current daily average.

National (Nasdaq:NATL) is down 6.2% to reach $25.50 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 10,384 shares, 0.7 times its average over the past three months.

Sarepta Therapeutics (Nasdaq:SRPT) is currently trading at $28.60 per share, a 5.9% increase. The company's volume for the day so far is 2.1 million shares.

Thoratec (Nasdaq:THOR) has risen 4.9% and is currently trading at $36.73 per share. At 445,023 shares, the company's volume so far today is which is likely to result in less activity than yesterday's volume of two million shares.

Currently trading at $85.33 per share, HeartWare International (Nasdaq:HTWR) has fallen 4.7%. This morning, the company's volume is 578,045 shares. This is 2.2 times its current daily average.

Sears (Nasdaq:SHLD) is trading at $47.68 per share, down 3.7%. At 447,832 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.3 times the current three-month average.

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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