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Tickers in this Article: IRBT, OSK, BC, WHR, BWA, PCAR, DECK
The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has moved up 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow has increased 1.9%. The consumer cyclical sector is a category of stocks that relies heavily on the business cycle and economic conditions. Consumer cyclicals include industries such as automotive, housing, entertainment and retail. The category can be further divided into durable and non-durable sections. Durable cyclicals include physical goods such as hardware or vehicles, while non-durables represent items like movies or hotel services. The performance of consumer cyclicals is highly related to the state of the economy. They represent goods and services that are not considered necessities, but luxurious purchases. During contractions or recessions, people have less disposable income to spend on consumer cyclicals. When the economy is expanding or booming, the sales of these goods rise as retail and leisure spending increase.

CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
iRobot (Nasdaq:IRBT)0.2 million+8.4%
Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK).65 billion+5.1%
Brunswick (NYSE:BC).6 billion+5.1%
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR).92 billion+4.3%
BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA).38 billion+3.6%
Paccar (Nasdaq:PCAR).96 billion+3.4%
Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK).42 billion-3.3%
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iRobot (Nasdaq:IRBT) is up 8.4% to reach a current price of $20.32 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 183,299 shares.

Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) has increased to a share price of $31.15, a 5.1% rise. At 309,469 shares, the company's volume so far today is with trading activity in keeping with yesterday's while it was 634,087 shares yesterday.

Rising 5.1%, Brunswick (NYSE:BC) is currently trading at $30.59 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.3 million shares. This is 1.3 times the current three-month average.

After an increase of 4.3%, Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) has reached a current price of $105.96. The company's volume is currently 638,525 shares for the day, 0.6 times the average daily volume.

Increasing 3.6%, BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) is trading at $74.18 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 638,988 shares.

After rising 3.4%, Paccar (Nasdaq:PCAR) is currently trading at a share price of $46.76. The company's volume is currently 998,162 shares for the day, with trading activity in keeping with yesterday's.

Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) is trading at $38.92 per share, down 3.3%. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 1.5 million shares. This is 0.7 times its current three-month average.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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