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Tickers in this Article: FSLR, CRUS, CAVM, SPRD, AVGO, ARMH, BRCM
The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has risen 1.4%; the S&P 500 has risen 1%; and the Dow has moved up 0.9%.

Underperforming the market overall, the Semiconductors sector (XLK) is up 1.3%, and these are its current biggest movers:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR)$1.94 billion+7%
Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS)$2.5 billion+6.4%
Cavium (Nasdaq:CAVM)$1.58 billion+4.6%
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc (Nasdaq:SPRD)$980.3 million+4.5%
Avago (Nasdaq:AVGO)$8.13 billion+4.1%
ARM Holdings plc (Nasdaq:ARMH)$12.87 billion+3.1%
Broadcom (Nasdaq:BRCM)$18.51 billion+2.9%
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First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) has risen 7% and is currently trading at $23.80 per share. At 4.5 million shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.7 times the average daily volume.

Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS) has moved up 6.4% and is currently trading at $41.22 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.3 million shares.

Cavium (Nasdaq:CAVM) is currently trading at $33.14 per share, a 4.6% increase. The company's volume for the day so far is 279,934 shares, in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

Increasing 4.5%, Spreadtrum Communications, Inc (Nasdaq:SPRD) is trading at $21.80 per share. The company's volume is currently 375,095 shares.

Avago (Nasdaq:AVGO) has risen 4.1% to hit a current price of $34.56 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 838,090 shares, in line with the current daily average.

After rising 3.1%, ARM Holdings plc (Nasdaq:ARMH) is currently trading at a share price of $28.90. The company is currently trading a volume of 1.1 million shares.

Broadcom (Nasdaq:BRCM) has increased to a share price of $34.08, a 2.9% rise. With 1.9 million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.3 times its average over the past three months.

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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