So far today, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.1%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow is trading down 0.1%.

The Semiconductors sector (XLK) has fallen 0.3% despite little change in the market overall. The biggest movers in the sector so far are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
SunPower (Nasdaq:SPWR) $544 million +5%
First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) $2.14 billion +4.4%
InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) $918.9 million -2.6%
Kulicke and Soffa Industries (Nasdaq:KLIC) $780.3 million -2.5%
Nvidia (Nasdaq:NVDA) $7.55 billion -2.5%
KLA-Tencor (Nasdaq:KLAC) $7.7 billion +2.3%
Universal (Nasdaq:PANL) $1.14 billion -2.3%

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SunPower (Nasdaq:SPWR) has risen 5% to hit a current price of $4.80 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 457,990 shares, 0.6 times its average over the past three months.

First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) has moved up 4.4% and is currently trading at $25.63 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 2.5 million shares.

InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) is trading at $10.96 per share, down 2.6%. At 193,473 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.1 times the current daily average.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (Nasdaq:KLIC) is currently trading at a share price of $10.27, a 2.5% decline. The company is trading at a volume of 238,441 shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 1.1 million shares changed hands.

Falling 2.5%, Nvidia (Nasdaq:NVDA) is currently at a share price of $11.89. At seven million shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.6 times the average volume over the last three months.

After rising 2.3%, KLA-Tencor (Nasdaq:KLAC) is currently trading at a share price of $47.32. So far today, one million shares have changed hands.

After a decline of 2.3%, Universal (Nasdaq:PANL) has hit a share price of $23.84. So far today, the company's volume is 762,819 shares, in line with the current daily average.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. 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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