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Tickers in this Article: RIMM, ATE, BIDU, PANL, AMAP, YOKU, CVLT
This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq is trading down 1.1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the Dow has slipped 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 currently ahead of the overall market, down only 0.9%, and its biggest movers are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Research In Motion Limited (Nasdaq:RIMM)$5.56 billion+7.4%
Advantest Corp (NYSE:ATE)$2.53 billion+5.3%
Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU)$33.81 billion+3.8%
Universal (Nasdaq:PANL)$1.14 billion+3.5%
AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (Nasdaq:AMAP)$532.7 million+3.4%
Youku Inc (NYSE:YOKU)$2.02 billion+3.1%
CommVault Systems (Nasdaq:CVLT)$3.26 billion-2.7%
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Rising 7.4%, Research In Motion Limited (Nasdaq:RIMM) is currently trading at $11.39 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 30.6 million shares, in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

Advantest Corp (NYSE:ATE) has increased to a share price of $15.37, a 5.3% rise. So far today, 4,690 shares have changed hands.

After an increase of 3.8%, Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU) has reached a current price of $100.43. So far today, 2.2 million shares have changed hands, above yesterday's volume of 1.9 million shares.

Universal (Nasdaq:PANL) is currently trading at $25.38 per share, a 3.5% increase. This morning, the company's volume is 148,236 shares. This is 0.2 times the average daily volume.

Increasing 3.4%, AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (Nasdaq:AMAP) is trading at $11.25 per share. With 29,642 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.1 times its average over the past three months.

Youku Inc (NYSE:YOKU) is up 3.1% to reach a current price of $17.85 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 517,325 shares.

Falling 2.7%, CommVault Systems (Nasdaq:CVLT) is currently at a share price of $69.69. The company's volume is currently 79,079 shares for the day,.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. 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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