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Tickers in this Article: ACOM, VCRA, OPEN, ELLI, ATHN, AAPL, CRUS
So far today, the Nasdaq has risen 0.5%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow remains relatively unchanged. 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.

These are the biggest movers in the Technology sector (XLK) (+0.7%):
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Ancestry.com (Nasdaq:ACOM).25 billion+7.7%
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)5.9 million-6.7%
OpenTable (Nasdaq:OPEN)5.2 million+6.4%
Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI)7.2 million-5.6%
athenahealth (Nasdaq:ATHN).64 billion-4.4%
Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL)1.67 billion+4%
Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS).47 billion+3.8%
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Ancestry.com (Nasdaq:ACOM) is currently trading at $31.44 per share, a 7.7% increase. The company's volume is currently 17.3 million shares for the day, 48.6 times its average over the past three months.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) has fallen 6.7% and is currently trading at $26.76 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 182,717 shares. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 180,624 shares.

OpenTable (Nasdaq:OPEN) has risen 6.4% and is currently trading at $46.36 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 2.1 million shares, 5.4 times the average daily volume.

Falling 5.6%, Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is currently at a share price of $23.50. So far today, three million shares have changed hands.

Currently trading at $70.08 per share, athenahealth (Nasdaq:ATHN) has fallen 4.4%. The company's volume for the day so far is 745,166 shares, 1.2 times the average volume over the last three months.

After rising 4%, Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) is currently trading at a share price of $634.03. The company's volume is currently 19.5 million shares.

Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS) is up 3.8% to reach a current price of $39.66 per share. At 2.5 million shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.4 times its current daily average.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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