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Tickers in this Article: CASS, DECK, VRSN, TPCG, GTLS, MLNX, JAZZ
The Nasdaq has risen 0.2%, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.1% and the Dow has fallen 0.2% this morning. The recent surge in popularity of technological stocks has launched the Nasdaq Composite Index into the spotlight, making it one of the premier indexes in the world.

The biggest movers traded on the NASDAQ so far are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Cass Information (Nasdaq:CASS)$537.6 million-8.4%
Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK)$1.35 billion+7.1%
VeriSign (Nasdaq:VRSN)$5.3 billion+6.8%
TPC Group (Nasdaq:TPCG)$753 million-6.7%
Chart Industries (Nasdaq:GTLS)$1.82 billion-3.8%
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX)$3.08 billion-3.8%
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:JAZZ)$3.12 billion-3.4%
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At $43.03, Cass Information (Nasdaq:CASS) has slipped 8.4%. The company's volume is currently 17,610 shares for the day, 0.7 times the current three-month average.

Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) is at $41.01 per share after an increase of 7.1%. So far today, 3.5 million shares have changed hands.

After rising 6.8%, VeriSign (Nasdaq:VRSN) is currently trading at a share price of $36.46. At 7.5 million shares, the company's volume so far today is one times the average daily volume.

Slipping 6.7%, TPC Group (Nasdaq:TPCG) is currently trading at $44.79 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 3.2 million shares. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 81,491 shares.

Chart Industries (Nasdaq:GTLS) has fallen 3.8% and is currently trading at $58.18 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 196,662 shares, in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) is down 3.8% to reach $70.14 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 830,511 shares.

After a decline of 3.4%, Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:JAZZ) has hit a share price of $52.06. At 140,101 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.3 times its current daily average.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. 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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