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Tickers in this Article: CRUS, INVN, MTSI, KLAC, FCS, MLNX, NXPI
After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is up 0.5%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow remains relatively unchanged.

The biggest movers in the Semiconductors sector (XLK) (+0.7%) are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS)$2.47 billion+3.8%
InvenSense (NYSE:INVN)$968.7 million+3.7%
M\x2FA-COM Technology Solutions (Nasdaq:MTSI)$530 million+3.3%
KLA-Tencor (Nasdaq:KLAC)$7.6 billion+3%
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS)$1.49 billion-2.8%
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX)$3.06 billion-2.2%
NXP (Nasdaq:NXPI)$5.59 billion-2.2%
Broker Summary: TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim

Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq:CRUS) is at $39.66 per share after an increase of 3.8%. So far today, 2.5 million shares have changed hands, more than yesterday's 1.7 million shares.

Increasing 3.7%, InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) is trading at $12.29 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 868,168 shares. This is 1.3 times its average volume over the past three months.

M\x2FA-COM Technology Solutions (Nasdaq:MTSI) has moved up 3.3% and is currently trading at $12.08 per share. The company's volume is currently 16,986 shares for the day, 0.4 times the current daily average.

After an increase of 3%, KLA-Tencor (Nasdaq:KLAC) has reached a current price of $46.94. So far today, the company's volume is 2.6 million shares.

Currently trading at $11.45 per share, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS) has fallen 2.8%. At 2.6 million shares, the company's volume so far today is whereas yesterday, volume was only 2.4 million shares.

Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) is currently trading at a share price of $75.30, a 2.2% decline. The company is currently trading a volume of 1.8 million shares. This is 1.1 times the current three-month average.

After a decline of 2.2%, NXP (Nasdaq:NXPI) has hit a share price of $21.72. The company's volume is currently 1.9 million shares for the day, 0.9 times the average daily volume.

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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