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Tickers in this Article: TSRA, PSMI, INVN, CREE, ATMI, ASML, CYMI
The Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2% and the Dow has decreased 0.3% on a bad morning for the market.

The Semiconductors sector (XLK) is down 0.3%, underperforming the market overall. The current biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Tessera Technologies (Nasdaq:TSRA)$783.6 million+4.3%
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (Nasdaq:PSMI)$559.6 million-3.9%
InvenSense (NYSE:INVN)$862.3 million-3.8%
Cree (Nasdaq:CREE)$3.71 billion+2.6%
ATMI (Nasdaq:ATMI)$605.4 million+1.4%
ASML Holding N.V (Nasdaq:ASML)$23.62 billion+1.4%
Cymer (Nasdaq:CYMI)$2.61 billion+1.3%
Broker Summary: TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim

Tessera Technologies (Nasdaq:TSRA) is at $15.64 per share after an increase of 4.3%. So far today, the company's volume is 209,890 shares, one times the average daily volume.

Falling 3.9%, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (Nasdaq:PSMI) is currently at a share price of $16.90. So far today, 20,117 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is about the same trading activity as there was yesterday.

InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) is currently trading at a share price of $9.83, a 3.8% decline. So far today, the company's volume is 454,469 shares, consistent with its average over the last three months.

After an increase of 2.6%, Cree (Nasdaq:CREE) has reached a current price of $32.76. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 1.6 million shares.

ATMI (Nasdaq:ATMI) has risen 1.4% to hit a current price of $19.17 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 20,640 shares, 0.2 times the current daily average.

Increasing 1.4%, ASML Holding N.V (Nasdaq:ASML) is trading at $58.66 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 1.1 million shares. This is about the same trading activity as there was yesterday.

After rising 1.3%, Cymer (Nasdaq:CYMI) is currently trading at a share price of $85. At 146,942 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.4 times the 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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