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Tickers in this Article: ILMN, HRS, ASMI, ADT, CRUS, BMC, CPHD
On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.3%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.3% and the Dow has increased 0.3%. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research, development and/or distribution of technologically based goods and services. This sector contains businesses revolving around the manufacturing of electronics, creation of software, computers or products and services relating to information technology. The technology sector offers a wide arrange of products and services for both customers and other businesses. Consumer goods like personal computers, stereos and televisions are continually improved and upgraded, offering the latest technology to all users. Businesses receive information and services from software and database systems, which allow the companies to make strategic business decisions.

The Technology sector (XLK) is relatively unchanged on a good day for the market overall. So far, the biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Illumina (Nasdaq:ILMN)$6.29 billion-5.7%
Harris (NYSE:HRS)$5.5 billion-3.8%
ASM International (Nasdaq:ASMI)$1.83 billion-3.2%
ADT (NYSE:ADT)$8.39 billion-2.9%
Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS)$2.4 billion+2.7%
BMC Software (Nasdaq:BMC)$6.79 billion-2.7%
Cepheid (Nasdaq:CPHD)$2.24 billion-2.4%
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Illumina (Nasdaq:ILMN) is trading at $48.23 per share, down 5.7%. At 2.8 million shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.1 times the average daily volume.

Harris (NYSE:HRS) is currently trading at a share price of $46.99, a 3.8% decline. The company is trading at a volume of one million shares.

At $32.23, ASM International (Nasdaq:ASMI) has slipped 3.2%. At 19,319 shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.1 times its current three-month average.

ADT (NYSE:ADT) has fallen 2.9% and is currently trading at $35.44 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.1 million shares.

Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS) has risen 2.7% to hit a current price of $38.20 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 497,287 shares, 0.3 times its current daily average.

BMC Software (Nasdaq:BMC) is down 2.7% to reach $41.42 per share. So far today, 696,347 shares of the company's stock have changed hands.

After a decline of 2.4%, Cepheid (Nasdaq:CPHD) has hit a share price of $33.09. With 294,040 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is consistent with its average over the last three months.

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. 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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