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Tickers in this Article: DECK, WSM, LEA, ALV, RL, ALSN, NKE
The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is up 1.7%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1.5%; and the Dow has moved up 1.3%. 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.

CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK)$1.09 billion+6.9%
Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)$4.25 billion+4.3%
Lear (NYSE:LEA)$3.92 billion+4%
Autoliv (NYSE:ALV)$5.28 billion+2.8%
Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL)$13.85 billion+2.7%
Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN)$3.84 billion-2.6%
NIKE (NYSE:NKE)$41.72 billion+2.6%
Broker Summary: E-Trade Financial

Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) has risen 6.9% to hit a current price of $33.08 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 1.1 million shares, 0.6 times the average daily volume.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) is at $45.08 per share after an increase of 4.3%. The company is trading at a volume of 847,837 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 1.7 million shares.

Lear (NYSE:LEA) has moved up 4% and is currently trading at $42.08 per share. With 225,265 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.3 times its average over the past three months.

After an increase of 2.8%, Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) has reached a current price of $56.88. The company's volume for the day so far is 249,383 shares.

Rising 2.7%, Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) is currently trading at $155.52 per share. At 430,132 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.6 times the average daily volume.

Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN) has fallen 2.6% and is currently trading at $20.44 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 104,520 shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 687,077 shares changed hands.

Increasing 2.6%, NIKE (NYSE:NKE) is trading at $95.04 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 838,729 shares, 0.4 times the current three-month average.

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