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Tickers in this Article: RAH, CAG, MNST, POST, THS, INGR, CALM
The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%; the S&P 500 is down 0.2%; and the Dow has fallen 0.3%.

Despite a bad day for the market overall so far, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is up 0.2% and its biggest movers are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Ralcorp Holdings (NYSE:RAH)$3.93 billion+26.4%
ConAgra (NYSE:CAG)$11.58 billion+4.6%
Monster (Nasdaq:MNST)$7.86 billion+3.9%
Post Holdings (NYSE:POST)$1.18 billion+2.8%
TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS)$1.89 billion+2.7%
Corn Products International (NYSE:INGR)$4.85 billion+2.3%
Cal-Maine Foods (Nasdaq:CALM)$1.05 billion+2.2%
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Ralcorp Holdings (NYSE:RAH) is currently at $88.75 per share after a dramatic increase of 26.4%. The company is trading at a volume of 27.3 million shares. Yesterday, volume was only 492,048 shares.

After an increase of 4.6%, ConAgra (NYSE:CAG) has reached a current price of $29.59. So far today, the company's volume is 5.9 million shares, two times the average volume over the last three months.

Monster (Nasdaq:MNST) is up 3.9% to reach a current price of $47.65 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 3.1 million shares.

After rising 2.8%, Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) is currently trading at a share price of $35.05. The company's volume is currently 106,616 shares for the day, in line with the current daily average.

Rising 2.7%, TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) is currently trading at $53.25 per share. The company's volume is currently 82,205 shares. This is about the same trading activity as there was yesterday.

Corn Products International (NYSE:INGR) has increased to a share price of $64.89, a 2.3% rise. With 201,435 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

Cal-Maine Foods (Nasdaq:CALM) is currently trading at $44.75 per share, a 2.2% increase. So far today, 36,089 shares have changed hands.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. 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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