It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.9%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.5%; and the Dow has climbed 0.2%.
Underperforming the market overall, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is up 0.2%, and these are its current biggest movers:
|Company||Market Cap||Percentage Change|
|J&J Snack (Nasdaq:JJSF)||$1.06 billion||+3.5%|
|Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)||$1.14 billion||+2.4%|
|Monster (Nasdaq:MNST)||$7.83 billion||+2.3%|
|Coca-Cola (Nasdaq:COKE)||$592.8 million||-2.2%|
|USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA)||$611.7 million||+2.1%|
|BRF Brasil Foods (NYSE:BRFS)||$15.86 billion||-2.1%|
|Constellation Brands, Inc (NYSE:STZ)||$6.36 billion||+2%|
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After rising 3.5%, J&J Snack (Nasdaq:JJSF) is currently trading at a share price of $58. The company's volume for the day so far is 19,987 shares.
Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) has risen 2.4% to hit a current price of $34 per share. At 44,795 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.2 times the average daily volume.
Monster (Nasdaq:MNST) has moved up 2.3% and is currently trading at $45.41 per share. So far today, 783,102 shares have changed hands.
Coca-Cola (Nasdaq:COKE) is down 2.2% to reach $62.78 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 7,144 shares, in keeping with its current three-month average.
USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) has risen 2.1% and is currently trading at $43.22 per share. The company's volume is currently 51,586 shares. This is a sign that there will be less trading activity than there was yesterday.
At $17.86, BRF Brasil Foods (NYSE:BRFS) has slipped 2.1%. At 554,865 shares, the company's volume so far today is in line with the current daily average.
Constellation Brands, Inc (NYSE:STZ) is at $35.57 per share after an increase of 2%. The company's volume for the day so far is 360,993 shares.
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.