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Tickers in this Article: KYAK, UBNT, ACIW, SPRD, ENR, DIOD, ELOQ
The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has climbed 0.9%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.5%; and the Dow is up 0.2%. 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.

Outperforming the market overall, the Technology sector (XLK) is up 0.9% and its biggest movers so far today are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Kayak (Nasdaq:KYAK)$1.2 billion+26.6%
Ubiquiti Networks (Nasdaq:UBNT)$849.9 million+19%
ACI Worldwide (Nasdaq:ACIW)$1.5 billion+13.5%
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc (Nasdaq:SPRD)$1 billion-10.5%
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR)$4.56 billion+8.7%
Diodes (Nasdaq:DIOD)$688.1 million-6.8%
Eloqua (Nasdaq:ELOQ)$682.7 million-3.9%
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Kayak (Nasdaq:KYAK) rose a significant 26.6% to reach $39.30 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 1.8 million shares.

Ubiquiti Networks (Nasdaq:UBNT) is trading at $12.08 per share, a significant rise of 19%. So far today, 448,130 shares have changed hands,.

After a big jump of 13.5%, ACI Worldwide (Nasdaq:ACIW) is trading at $43.54 per share. The company's volume for the morning is 727,822 shares. This is 2.6 times the average daily volume.

Shares of Spreadtrum Communications, Inc (Nasdaq:SPRD) are currently trading at $19.10, a steep decline of 10.5%. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.7 million shares, two times its current three-month average.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) has risen 8.7% and is currently trading at $76.98 per share. So far today, 1.7 million shares have changed hands.

Slipping 6.8%, Diodes (Nasdaq:DIOD) is currently trading at $13.95 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 620,618 shares, whereas yesterday, volume was only 222,408 shares.

Eloqua (Nasdaq:ELOQ) is down 3.9% to reach $19.03 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 14,416 shares. This is 0.1 times its current daily average.

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. 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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