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Tickers in this Article: NFLX, IIT, PSMT, AMZN, MANU, PKY, ULTA
This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 1.7%; the S&P 500 is down 0.8%; and the Dow has fallen 0.7%.

The Services sector (IYC) is currently ahead of the overall market, down only 1.1%, and its biggest movers are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX).08 billion-8.7%
PT Indosat Tbk (NYSE:IIT).2 billion+4.2%
PriceSmart (Nasdaq:PSMT).38 billion-2.8%
Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN)7.11 billion-2.3%
Manchester (NYSE:MANU).13 billion+2.2%
Parkway Properties (NYSE:PKY)5.5 million+2.2%
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (Nasdaq:ULTA).21 billion-1.9%
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At $67.11, Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX) has slipped 8.7%. At 5.9 million shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.9 times the average daily volume. If a stock is trading on low volume, then there is not much interest in the stock. On the other hand, if a stock is trading on high volume, then there is a lot of interest in the stock.

After an increase of 4.2%, PT Indosat Tbk (NYSE:IIT) has reached a current price of $30.72. So far today, the company's volume is 1,390 shares. High volume indicates a lot of investor interest while low volume indicates the opposite.

PriceSmart (Nasdaq:PSMT) has decreased to $76.49 per share, a 2.8% fall. The company's volume is currently 20,674 shares for the day, 0.3 times the average volume over the last three months. As a stock moves up or down, it is important to pay attention to the trading volume. This indicates the level of interest: the higher the volume, the more the interest.

Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) is trading at $253.14 per share, down 2.3%. So far today, 1.2 million shares of the company's stock have changed hands. If a stock is trading on low volume, then there is not much interest in the stock. On the other hand, if a stock is trading on high volume, then there is a lot of interest in the stock.

Manchester (NYSE:MANU) has moved up 2.2% and is currently trading at $13.29 per share. At 21,271 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.2 times the average daily volume. Volume is also used as a secondary indicator to help confirm what the price movement is suggesting.

Parkway Properties (NYSE:PKY) is currently trading at $13.78 per share, a 2.2% increase. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 109,884 shares. Volume indicates the level of interest that investors have in a company at its current price.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (Nasdaq:ULTA) has fallen 1.9% and is currently trading at $96.26 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 73,408 shares, 0.2 times its average over the past three months. If a stock price moves on high volume, this means that the change is a significant one.

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. 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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