Wal-Mart and Other Big Movers on the NYSE on November 15, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | November 15, 2012 AAA

This morning has been rocky for the market. The Nasdaq has declined 0.4%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.3%; and the Dow has fallen 0.3%. The NYSE is a stock exchange based in New York City, considered the largest equities-based exchange in the world based on total market capitalization of its listed securities.

The biggest movers traded on the NYSE so far are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) $28.3 billion -7.6%
InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC) $2.87 billion +5.6%
Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ) $35.59 billion +5.2%
Honda Motor Co., Ltd (NYSE:HMC) $52.92 billion +5%
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) $120.99 billion +4.8%
Helmerich & Payne, Inc (NYSE:HP) $4.87 billion +4.8%
Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) $239.7 billion -3.9%

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LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) is trading at $45.48 per share, down 7.6%. This morning, 2.6 million shares have been traded, with trading activity in keeping with yesterday's while it was 5.9 million shares yesterday.

After an increase of 5.6%, InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC) has reached a current price of $62.74. This morning, the company's volume is 687,032 shares. This is one times its current daily average.

Increasing 5.2%, Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ) is trading at $31.96 per share. The company's volume is currently 633,679 shares for the day, 1.5 times the average volume over the last three months.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd (NYSE:HMC) is up 5% to reach a current price of $30.82 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 496,851 shares.

Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) has moved up 4.8% and is currently trading at $80.07 per share. So far today, 360,584 shares have changed hands,.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc (NYSE:HP) is at $48.25 per share after an increase of 4.8%. So far this morning, 1.2 million shares have changed hands. This is one times the current daily average.

After a decline of 3.9%, Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has hit a share price of $68.50. The company's volume for the day so far is 12.4 million shares, 1.7 times its current three-month 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. 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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