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Tickers in this Article: USTR, MNST, CCU, MJN, WWAV, LO, GMCR
The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 0.2%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has moved up 0.5%.

The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is up 0.6%, outperforming the market overall. The biggest movers in the sector so far are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
United Stationers (Nasdaq:USTR)$1.15 billion+3.6%
Monster (Nasdaq:MNST)$7.97 billion+3%
Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A (NYSE:CCU)$4.57 billion-2.1%
Mead Johnson (NYSE:MJN)$13.37 billion+1.9%
WhiteWave (NYSE:WWAV)$2.69 billion-1.8%
Lorillard (NYSE:LO)$14.57 billion+1.7%
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR)$3.86 billion-1.6%
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Increasing 3.6%, United Stationers (Nasdaq:USTR) is trading at $29.54 per share. At 79,323 shares, the company's volume so far today is in line with the current daily average.

Monster (Nasdaq:MNST) has risen 3% to hit a current price of $46.51 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.1 million shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of two million shares.

At $70.14, Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A (NYSE:CCU) has slipped 2.1%. The company's volume is currently 8,273 shares for the day, 0.3 times its current three-month average.

Mead Johnson (NYSE:MJN) has moved up 1.9% and is currently trading at $67.11 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 930,141 shares.

Currently trading at $15.27 per share, WhiteWave (NYSE:WWAV) has fallen 1.8%. The company's volume is currently 194,946 shares for the day, zero times its current daily average.

After an increase of 1.7%, Lorillard (NYSE:LO) has reached a current price of $114.55. So far today, the company's volume is 235,598 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 418,852 shares.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR) is currently trading at a share price of $24.43, a 1.6% decline. With 1.1 million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.3 times its average over the past three months.

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. 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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