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Tickers in this Article: VC, DORM, FOSL, SHOO, PC, NKE, SWHC
The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is trading up 1.3%; the S&P 500 is up 1%; and the Dow has increased 1.2%. The consumer cyclical sector is a category of stocks that relies heavily on the business cycle and economic conditions. Consumer cyclicals include industries such as automotive, housing, entertainment and retail. The category can be further divided into durable and non-durable sections. Durable cyclicals include physical goods such as hardware or vehicles, while non-durables represent items like movies or hotel services. The performance of consumer cyclicals is highly related to the state of the economy. They represent goods and services that are not considered necessities, but luxurious purchases. During contractions or recessions, people have less disposable income to spend on consumer cyclicals. When the economy is expanding or booming, the sales of these goods rise as retail and leisure spending increase.

Underperforming the market overall, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) is up 1.1%, and these are its current biggest movers:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Visteon (NYSE:VC)$2.32 billion+7%
Dorman Products (Nasdaq:DORM)$1.11 billion+6.9%
Fossil (Nasdaq:FOSL)$5.3 billion+6.7%
Steven (Nasdaq:SHOO)$1.97 billion+6.7%
Pirelli (NYSE:PC)$12.78 billion-5.1%
NIKE (NYSE:NKE)$41.17 billion+4%
Smith (Nasdaq:SWHC)$628.1 million-2.9%
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Increasing 7%, Visteon (NYSE:VC) is trading at $47.18 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 769,499 shares.

Dorman Products (Nasdaq:DORM) is up 6.9% to reach a current price of $32.67 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 47,750 shares, 0.6 times the current daily average.

Rising 6.7%, Fossil (Nasdaq:FOSL) is currently trading at $92.96 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 631,588 shares.

Steven (Nasdaq:SHOO) is currently trading at $45.80 per share, a 6.7% increase. So far today, the company's volume is 454,526 shares, 1.5 times its average over the past three months.

At $5.25, Pirelli (NYSE:PC) has slipped 5.1%. The company's volume is currently 255,898 shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 1.2 million shares changed hands.

NIKE (NYSE:NKE) has moved up 4% and is currently trading at $95.07 per share. The company's volume is currently 1.9 million shares for the day, 0.8 times the average daily volume.

Smith (Nasdaq:SWHC) is down 2.9% to reach $9.31 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 1.3 million shares.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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