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Tickers in this Article: MLNX, VECO, TSEM, PSMI, SLAB, ATE, KLIC
So far today, the Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 is up 0.1% and the Dow has moved up 0.2%.

The Semiconductors sector (XLK) is trading up 0.2% so far today and here are its biggest movers:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX)$3.61 billion-6.9%
Veeco Instruments (Nasdaq:VECO)$1.07 billion+3.4%
Tower Semiconductor Ltd (Nasdaq:TSEM)$604.3 million-3.4%
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (Nasdaq:PSMI)$559.6 million-3.1%
Silicon (Nasdaq:SLAB)$1.72 billion-2.9%
Advantest Corp (NYSE:ATE)$2.3 billion-2.9%
Kulicke and Soffa Industries (Nasdaq:KLIC)$803 million+2.8%
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Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) is down 6.9% to reach $78.46 per share. So far today, 500,545 shares have changed hands. This is 0.8 times its average volume over the past three months.

Veeco Instruments (Nasdaq:VECO) has risen 3.4% to hit a current price of $28.30 per share. The company's volume is currently 287,497 shares for the day, in keeping with its current daily average.

Currently trading at $8.50 per share, Tower Semiconductor Ltd (Nasdaq:TSEM) has fallen 3.4%. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 4,659 shares.

Slipping 3.1%, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (Nasdaq:PSMI) is currently trading at $16.22 per share. So far today, 76,184 shares have changed hands,.

After a decline of 2.9%, Silicon (Nasdaq:SLAB) has hit a share price of $39.46. The company is currently trading a volume of 204,366 shares. This is 1.2 times the average volume over the last three months.

Advantest Corp (NYSE:ATE) is currently trading at a share price of $12.79, a 2.9% decline. So far today, the company's volume is 2,002 shares, 0.3 times its current daily average.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (Nasdaq:KLIC) is currently trading at $11.25 per share, a 2.8% increase. So far today, 550,738 shares have changed hands.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. 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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