The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.8%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.2%; and the Dow is trading down 0.1%.

The Semiconductors sector (XLK) is currently ahead of the overall market, down only 0.8%, and its biggest movers are currently:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq:SWKS) $4.09 billion -7.4%
Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS) $1.79 billion -6.5%
Tessera Technologies (Nasdaq:TSRA) $841.6 million -4.4%
Broadcom (Nasdaq:BRCM) $18.76 billion -4%
Avago (Nasdaq:AVGO) $8.25 billion -3.7%
First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) $2.76 billion +3.2%
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) $2.86 billion -3.2%

Forex Broker Summary: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM)

At $19.49, Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq:SWKS) has slipped 7.4%. The company's volume for the day so far is 5.3 million shares, one times its average over the past three months.

Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS) is trading at $25.62 per share, down 6.5%. The company's volume for the day so far is 3.7 million shares.

Tessera Technologies (Nasdaq:TSRA) is currently trading at a share price of $15.40, a 4.4% decline. So far today, the company's volume is 255,990 shares, 1.1 times the current daily average.

Broadcom (Nasdaq:BRCM) is down 4% to reach $31.94 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 6.4 million shares.

After a decline of 3.7%, Avago (Nasdaq:AVGO) has hit a share price of $32.45. So far today, the company's volume is 3.6 million shares, one times the average volume over the last three months.

After an increase of 3.2%, First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) has reached a current price of $32.79. The company is trading at a volume of 2.4 million shares. This is a sign that there will be less trading activity than there was yesterday.

Slipping 3.2%, Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) is currently trading at $65.44 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 170,786 shares, 0.2 times its current daily 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.

Related Articles
  1. Stock Analysis

    Allstate: How Being Boring Earns it Billions (ALL)

    A summary of what Allstate Insurance sells and whom it sells it to including recent mergers and acquisitions that have helped boost its bottom line.
  2. Economics

    Long-Term Investing Impact of the Paris Attacks

    We share some insights on how the recent terrorist attacks in Paris could impact the economy and markets going forward.
  3. Options & Futures

    Cyclical Versus Non-Cyclical Stocks

    Investing during an economic downturn simply means changing your focus. Discover the benefits of defensive stocks.
  4. Investing Basics

    How to Deduct Your Stock Losses

    Held onto a stock for too long? Selling at a loss is never ideal, but it is possible to minimize the damage. Here's how.
  5. Economics

    Is Wall Street Living in Denial?

    Will remaining calm and staying long present significant risks to your investment health?
  6. Stock Analysis

    When Will Dick's Sporting Goods Bounce Back? (DKS)

    Is DKS a bargain here?
  7. Investing News

    How AT&T Evolved into a Mobile Phone Giant

    A third of Americans use an AT&T mobile phone. How did it evolve from a state-sponsored monopoly, though antitrust and a technological revolution?
  8. Stock Analysis

    Home Depot: Can its Shares Continue Climbing?

    Home Depot has outperformed the market by a wide margin in the last 12 months. Is this sustainable?
  9. Stock Analysis

    Yelp: Can it Regain its Losses in 2016? (YELP)

    Yelp investors have had reason to be happy recently. Will the good spirits last?
  10. Stock Analysis

    Is Walmart's Rally Sustainable? (WMT)

    Walmart is enjoying a short-term rally. Is it sustainable? Is Amazon still a better bet?
  1. How do dividends affect retained earnings?

    When a company issues a cash dividend to its shareholders, the retained earnings listed on the balance sheet are reduced ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What is the difference between called-up share capital and paid-up share capital?

    The difference between called-up share capital and paid-up share capital is investors have already paid in full for paid-up ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

    A convertible bond represents a hybrid security that has bond and equity features; this type of bond allows the conversion ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How does additional paid in capital affect retained earnings?

    Both additional paid-in capital and retained earnings are entries under the shareholders' equity section of a company's balance ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What types of capital are not considered share capital?

    The money a business uses to fund operations or growth is called capital, and there are a number of capital sources available. ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What is the difference between issued share capital and subscribed share capital?

    The difference between subscribed share capital and issued share capital is the former relates to the amount of stock for ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Trading Center