The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq is down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.5%; and the Dow has decreased 0.5%.

The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is down 0.4%, underperforming the market overall. The current biggest movers in the sector are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) $3.06 billion +6.5%
Smart Balance (Nasdaq:SMBL) $747.2 million +2.5%
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR) $6.15 billion -2.2%
Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) $2.06 billion +2%
Owens (NYSE:OC) $4.33 billion -1.6%
Hain Celestial Group (Nasdaq:HAIN) $2.45 billion +1.4%
Cal-Maine Foods (Nasdaq:CALM) $1.05 billion +1.3%

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After an increase of 6.5%, Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has reached a current price of $30.15. The company's volume is currently 7.8 million shares for the day, in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

Smart Balance (Nasdaq:SMBL) is currently trading at $12.88 per share, a 2.5% increase. The company is currently trading a volume of 75,806 shares.

Slipping 2.2%, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR) is currently trading at $40.50 per share. So far today, one million shares have changed hands, with trading activity in keeping with yesterday's lighter than yesterday's volume of 2.3 million shares.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) is up 2% to reach a current price of $35.88 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 1.2 million shares. This is in keeping with its current daily average.

Falling 1.6%, Owens (NYSE:OC) is currently at a share price of $36.09. At 324,178 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.2 times the current three-month average.

After rising 1.4%, Hain Celestial Group (Nasdaq:HAIN) is currently trading at a share price of $53.80. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 92,732 shares.

Cal-Maine Foods (Nasdaq:CALM) has risen 1.3% to hit a current price of $44.49 per share. This morning, 25,648 shares have been traded, which is likely to result in less activity than yesterday's volume of 98,216 shares.

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.

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