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Tickers in this Article: FSLR, INVN, PANL, LRCX, ISIL, ATE, TTMI
The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq is down 0.2%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.3%; and the Dow has declined 0.4%.

The Semiconductors sector (XLK) is down 0.4%, underperforming the market overall. The current biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR)$2.69 billion-3.4%
InvenSense (NYSE:INVN)$928.8 million-3.3%
Universal (Nasdaq:PANL)$1.16 billion-2.7%
Lam (Nasdaq:LRCX)$6.21 billion+2%
Intersil (Nasdaq:ISIL)$1.05 billion-1.9%
Advantest Corp (NYSE:ATE)$2.51 billion+1.7%
TTM Technologies (Nasdaq:TTMI)$738.2 million+1.7%
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First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) is down 3.4% to reach $29.87 per share. The company's volume is currently 1.3 million shares for the day, 0.3 times the current three-month average.

InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) is currently trading at a share price of $10.81, a 3.3% decline. So far today, 231,946 shares have changed hands.

Currently trading at $24.27 per share, Universal (Nasdaq:PANL) has fallen 2.7%. The company's volume is currently 213,419 shares for the day, lighter than yesterday's volume of 1.3 million shares.

Lam (Nasdaq:LRCX) has moved up 2% and is currently trading at $36.96 per share. The company's volume for the morning is 1.1 million shares. This is 0.3 times its current daily average.

After a decline of 1.9%, Intersil (Nasdaq:ISIL) has hit a share price of $8.14. With 137,631 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.1 times its average over the past three months.

Advantest Corp (NYSE:ATE) has risen 1.7% and is currently trading at $14.60 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1,577 shares.

TTM Technologies (Nasdaq:TTMI) has increased to a share price of $9.16, a 1.7% rise. So far today, the company's volume is 113,316 shares, which is likely to result in less activity than yesterday's volume of 816,712 shares.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. 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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