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Tickers in this Article: GMCR, TUP, ANDE, MJN, UVV, LANC, MNST
It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.3%; the S&P 500 is up 1%; and the Dow has risen 1.2%.

The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is up 0.4%, underperforming the market overall. The biggest movers in the sector are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR)$3.76 billion+6.9%
Tupperware (NYSE:TUP)$3.29 billion+6.8%
Andersons (Nasdaq:ANDE)$730.6 million+6.3%
Mead Johnson (NYSE:MJN)$12.52 billion+4%
Universal (NYSE:UVV)$1.16 billion+3.6%
Lancaster (Nasdaq:LANC)$1.99 billion+3.1%
Monster (Nasdaq:MNST)$7.88 billion-2.7%
Broker Summary: E-Trade Financial

After an increase of 6.9%, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR) has reached a current price of $25.84. This morning, the company is trading a volume of two million shares.

Tupperware (NYSE:TUP) is currently trading at $63.14 per share, a 6.8% increase. The company's volume is currently 395,849 shares for the day, 0.8 times the current daily average.

Andersons (Nasdaq:ANDE) has increased to a share price of $41.76, a 6.3% rise. So far today, the company's volume is 137,125 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 278,958 shares.

Mead Johnson (NYSE:MJN) has risen 4% to hit a current price of $64.14 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 3.6 million shares, 1.1 times the current three-month average.

Universal (NYSE:UVV) is at $51.32 per share after an increase of 3.6%. So far today, the company's volume is 40,191 shares.

After rising 3.1%, Lancaster (Nasdaq:LANC) is currently trading at a share price of $75.04. The company's volume is currently 29,886 shares for the day, 0.8 times its current daily average.

Slipping 2.7%, Monster (Nasdaq:MNST) is currently trading at $43.46 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 1.1 million shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 2.6 million shares.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. 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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