The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.4%, the S&P 500 declining 0.7% and the Dow falling 0.8%. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research, development and/or distribution of technologically based goods and services. This sector contains businesses revolving around the manufacturing of electronics, creation of software, computers or products and services relating to information technology. The technology sector offers a wide arrange of products and services for both customers and other businesses. Consumer goods like personal computers, stereos and televisions are continually improved and upgraded, offering the latest technology to all users. Businesses receive information and services from software and database systems, which allow the companies to make strategic business decisions.

The Technology sector (XLK) is down 0.5%, underperforming the market overall. The current biggest movers in the sector are:

CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
3D (NYSE:DDD)$2.38 billion+7.6%
Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS)$1.54 billion+7%
Generac Holdings (NYSE:GNRC)$2.4 billion-4.9%
CommVault Systems (Nasdaq:CVLT)$2.88 billion+4.3%
Mistras Group (NYSE:MG)$556.2 million+4%
Illumina (Nasdaq:ILMN)$6.53 billion-3.6%
CoStar Group (Nasdaq:CSGP)$2.4 billion+3.5%
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3D (NYSE:DDD) is currently trading at $44.90 per share, a 7.6% increase. With 1.9 million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.9 times its average over the past three months.

Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) has increased to a share price of $75.70, a 7% rise. So far today, 549,442 shares have changed hands.

Generac Holdings (NYSE:GNRC) is currently trading at a share price of $33.57, a 4.9% decline. At 943,396 shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.6 times the average daily volume.

CommVault Systems (Nasdaq:CVLT) has risen 4.3% to hit a current price of $66.03 per share. So far today, 348,203 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is more trading activity than there was yesterday.

After an increase of 4%, Mistras Group (NYSE:MG) has reached a current price of $20.56. At 40,540 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.7 times the current three-month average.

At $51.02, Illumina (Nasdaq:ILMN) has slipped 3.6%. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 1.2 million shares.

Increasing 3.5%, CoStar Group (Nasdaq:CSGP) is trading at $87.84 per share. At 185,505 shares, the company's volume so far today is 1.7 times the current daily average.

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. 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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Tickers in this Article: DDD, SSYS, GNRC, CVLT, MG, ILMN, CSGP

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