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Tickers in this Article: ALOG, VNTV, PANL, FIRE, IDCC, ADT, DDD
The Nasdaq has declined 0.7%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has risen 0.3% so far today. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research, development and/or distribution of technologically based goods and services. This sector contains businesses revolving around the manufacturing of electronics, creation of software, computers or products and services relating to information technology. The technology sector offers a wide arrange of products and services for both customers and other businesses. Consumer goods like personal computers, stereos and televisions are continually improved and upgraded, offering the latest technology to all users. Businesses receive information and services from software and database systems, which allow the companies to make strategic business decisions.

The biggest movers in the Technology sector (XLK) (+0.6%) are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG)$890.2 million-5.6%
Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV)$4.35 billion+4.5%
Universal (Nasdaq:PANL)$1.18 billion+3.9%
Sourcefire (Nasdaq:FIRE)$1.37 billion-3.1%
InterDigital (Nasdaq:IDCC)$1.83 billion-3%
ADT (NYSE:ADT)$10.2 billion+2.7%
3D (NYSE:DDD)$2.54 billion+2.3%
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Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG) is currently trading at a share price of $68.72, a 5.6% decline. The company's volume for the morning is 187,978 shares. This is 2.1 times its current daily average.

After an increase of 4.5%, Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) has reached a current price of $21.37. At 3.9 million shares, the company's volume so far today is whereas yesterday, volume was only 903,846 shares.

Universal (Nasdaq:PANL) has risen 3.9% to hit a current price of $26.44 per share. So far today, 728,252 shares have changed hands.

Sourcefire (Nasdaq:FIRE) has fallen 3.1% and is currently trading at $43.95 per share. With 315,795 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.7 times the average volume over the last three months.

Slipping 3%, InterDigital (Nasdaq:IDCC) is currently trading at $43.37 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 224,890 shares. This is 0.4 times the current daily average.

After rising 2.7%, ADT (NYSE:ADT) is currently trading at a share price of $45.08. So far today, 1.9 million shares have changed hands,.

3D (NYSE:DDD) has increased to a share price of $45.58, a 2.3% rise. The company's volume for the day so far is 514,685 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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