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Tickers in this Article: HPQ, VCRA, NUAN, DWRE, ARMH, INFY, BIDU
The morning has been quiet for the market. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 is unchanged; and the Dow has remained steady. 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) has fallen 0.3% despite little change in the market overall. The biggest movers in the sector so far are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ)$26.15 billion-10.9%
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)$634.5 million-9.7%
Nuance Communications (Nasdaq:NUAN)$6.64 billion-5.6%
Demandware (NYSE:DWRE)$766.7 million+5.2%
ARM Holdings plc (Nasdaq:ARMH)$16.4 billion-3.1%
Infosys Ltd (Nasdaq:INFY)$24.72 billion-3%
Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU)$32.29 billion+2.8%
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Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) is currently trading at $11.85 per share, after a steep drop of 10.9%. At 94.2 million shares, the company's volume so far today is which is more trading activity than there was yesterday.

Slipping 9.7%, Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) is currently trading at $23.90 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 283,960 shares. This is 0.8 times the current three-month average.

Nuance Communications (Nasdaq:NUAN) has decreased to $20.36 per share, a 5.6% fall. So far today, the company's volume is 3.9 million shares, 1.4 times the average daily volume.

Demandware (NYSE:DWRE) is up 5.2% to reach a current price of $27.14 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 87,149 shares.

Currently trading at $34.61 per share, ARM Holdings plc (Nasdaq:ARMH) has fallen 3.1%. This morning, 1.3 million shares have been traded, consistent with the volume from yesterday on pace to finish the day below yesterday's volume of 2.8 million shares.

After a decline of 3%, Infosys Ltd (Nasdaq:INFY) has hit a share price of $41.98. The company is currently trading a volume of one million shares. This is consistent with its current three-month average.

Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU) is at $95.02 per share after an increase of 2.8%. The company's volume is currently 2.8 million shares for the day, in line with the current daily average.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. Tools like valuation ratios and profit margins, however, are only as useful as the context you put them in; remember to take historical data and competitor performance into account.

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