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Tickers in this Article: SWHC, DECK, RGR, KORS, SWK, BWA, SNA
The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq is trading down 2.7%; the S&P 500 has slipped 2.6%; and the Dow has decreased 2.5%. 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 1.8%, and its biggest movers are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Smith (Nasdaq:SWHC)$619.6 million+7.2%
Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK)$1.26 billion-6.2%
Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR)$862.6 million+4%
Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS)$11 billion-4%
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc (NYSE:SWK)$12.09 billion-3.7%
BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA)$7.97 billion-3.6%
Snap-on (NYSE:SNA)$4.65 billion-3.5%
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Smith (Nasdaq:SWHC) is currently trading at $10.14 per share, a 7.2% increase. The company's volume for the day so far is 4.4 million shares. This is 2.3 times the average volume over the last three months.

Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) has decreased to $31.83 per share, a 6.2% fall. The company's volume is currently 930,347 shares for the day, 0.3 times its current daily average.

Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR) has moved up 4% and is currently trading at $46.82 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 649,871 shares.

Currently trading at $53.61 per share, Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) has fallen 4%. So far today, 1.5 million shares have changed hands, consistent with the volume from yesterday.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc (NYSE:SWK) is currently trading at a share price of $68.93, a 3.7% decline. The company is currently trading a volume of 259,296 shares. This is 0.2 times its average volume over the past three months.

At $65.66, BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) has slipped 3.6%. At 725,840 shares, the company's volume so far today is in keeping with its current daily average.

Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) has fallen 3.5% and is currently trading at $77.05 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 74,480 shares.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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