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Tickers in this Article: CTCT, HMSY, VRSN, DECK, IPCM, BJRI, APKT
It's been a bad morning for the market, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.1%, the S&P 500 declining 0.2% and the Dow down 0.1%. 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
Constant Contact (Nasdaq:CTCT)$519.4 million-25.2%
HMS (Nasdaq:HMSY)$2.32 billion-21.6%
VeriSign (Nasdaq:VRSN)$7.29 billion-18.5%
Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK)$1.31 billion-16.9%
IPC The Hospitalist Company (Nasdaq:IPCM)$697.4 million-16.3%
BJ\'s Restaurants (Nasdaq:BJRI)$1.07 billion-16%
Acme Packet (Nasdaq:APKT)$1.05 billion+15.4%
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Constant Contact (Nasdaq:CTCT) is currently trading at $12.74 per share, after a steep drop of 25.2%. The company's volume is currently 4.4 million shares for the day, whereas yesterday, volume was only 886,145 shares.

Shares of HMS (Nasdaq:HMSY) are currently trading at $21.11, a steep decline of 21.6%. The company's volume for the morning is 4.5 million shares. This is 5.1 times its current daily average.

VeriSign (Nasdaq:VRSN) is at a share price of $37.97 after a sharp decline of 18.5%. The company's volume is currently 11.9 million shares for the day, 7.9 times the average volume over the last three months.

Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) is currently trading at $29.48 per share, after a steep drop of 16.9%. The company's volume for the day so far is 4.9 million shares.

After a precipitous drop of 16.3%, IPC The Hospitalist Company (Nasdaq:IPCM) is now trading at a share price of $35.05. So far today, the company's volume is 364,761 shares, more than yesterday's 140,915 shares.

BJ's Restaurants (Nasdaq:BJRI) is at a share price of $32.16 after a sharp decline of 16%. So far this morning, 2.8 million shares have changed hands. This is six times the current daily average.

Acme Packet (Nasdaq:APKT) has soared 15.4% to reach a current price of $17.65 per share. With 2.4 million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 1.5 times the current three-month average.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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