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Tickers in this Article: CROX, TEN, TWI, JAH, UA, PCAR, ACAT
There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 has been relatively flat; and the Dow has remained steady. 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.

On a quiet day for the market overall so far, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) has slipped 0.3% and its biggest movers are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Crocs (Nasdaq:CROX)$1.46 billion-20.9%
Tenneco (NYSE:TEN)$1.61 billion+16.4%
Titan International (NYSE:TWI)$776.5 million+11.9%
Jarden (NYSE:JAH)$4.2 billion-7.1%
Under Armour (NYSE:UA)$5.91 billion-6.5%
Paccar (Nasdaq:PCAR)$13.99 billion+4.9%
Arctic Cat (Nasdaq:ACAT)$538.5 million-4.5%
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Crocs (Nasdaq:CROX) is at a share price of $12.81 after a sharp decline of 20.9%. So far today, 9.2 million shares have changed hands.

Tenneco (NYSE:TEN) rose a significant 16.4% to reach $31.19 per share. At 1.5 million shares, the company's volume so far today is 2.4 times its average over the past three months.

Titan International (NYSE:TWI) is trading at $20.55 per share, a significant rise of 11.9%. So far today, the company's volume is 1.1 million shares. This is 1.9 times the average daily volume.

At $48.89, Jarden (NYSE:JAH) has slipped 7.1%. At one million shares, the company's volume so far today is more than yesterday's 504,205 shares.

Falling 6.5%, Under Armour (NYSE:UA) is currently at a share price of $52.92. The company is currently trading a volume of four million shares.

Paccar (Nasdaq:PCAR) is currently trading at $41.52 per share, a 4.9% increase. With 2.8 million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 1.1 times the average volume over the last three months.

Arctic Cat (Nasdaq:ACAT) is trading at $39.10 per share, down 4.5%. The company's volume for the morning is 351,454 shares. This is two times the current daily average.

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