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Tickers in this Article: PC, SNE, TPX, DECK, DORM, TSLA, GIII
This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%; the S&P 500 is down 0.3%; and the Dow is trading down 0.2%. 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.

The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) is currently ahead of the overall market, down only 0.1%, and its biggest movers are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Pirelli (NYSE:PC)$12.55 billion+6.1%
Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE)$10.27 billion+4.7%
Tempur-Pedic International (NYSE:TPX)$1.7 billion+4.7%
Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK)$1.35 billion+3.4%
Dorman Products (Nasdaq:DORM)$1.26 billion-3.2%
Tesla Motors (Nasdaq:TSLA)$4.01 billion-3.1%
G-III Apparel (Nasdaq:GIII)$683.8 million+2.9%
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Pirelli (NYSE:PC) is at $5.76 per share after an increase of 6.1%. So far today, 264,925 shares have changed hands.

Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) has risen 4.7% and is currently trading at $10.71 per share. So far today, 2.2 million shares have changed hands,.

Increasing 4.7%, Tempur-Pedic International (NYSE:TPX) is trading at $29.83 per share. The company's volume for the morning is one million shares. This is 0.6 times the average daily volume.

After rising 3.4%, Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) is currently trading at a share price of $39.67. The company's volume is currently one million shares for the day, 0.4 times its average over the past three months.

Dorman Products (Nasdaq:DORM) has decreased to $33.58 per share, a 3.2% fall. The company is currently trading a volume of 51,793 shares.

Falling 3.1%, Tesla Motors (Nasdaq:TSLA) is currently at a share price of $34.16. So far today, the company's volume is 588,732 shares, which is likely to result in less activity than yesterday's volume of 2.1 million shares.

G-III Apparel (Nasdaq:GIII) is currently trading at $35.01 per share, a 2.9% increase. So far today, the company's volume is 106,380 shares. This is in keeping with its current daily average.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. 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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