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Tickers in this Article: GEOS, INFA, BSFT, SINA, FSLR, GRMN, MLNX
Currently, the Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 has risen 0.2% and the Dow is trading 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.

The biggest movers in the Technology sector (XLK) (+0.1%) are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Geospace (Nasdaq:GEOS)$1.02 billion-6.1%
Informatica (Nasdaq:INFA)$2.77 billion+5.7%
BroadSoft (Nasdaq:BSFT)$915.8 million-5.1%
SINA Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA)$2.87 billion+4.1%
First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR)$2.7 billion+4%
Garmin (Nasdaq:GRMN)$8.82 billion-3.3%
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX)$2.96 billion-2.6%
Broker Summary: TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim

Currently trading at $75.08 per share, Geospace (Nasdaq:GEOS) has fallen 6.1%. So far today, the company's volume is 298,131 shares, 2.6 times its average over the past three months.

Informatica (Nasdaq:INFA) has risen 5.7% and is currently trading at $27.16 per share. This morning, the company's volume is two million shares. This is 0.7 times the average daily volume.

BroadSoft (Nasdaq:BSFT) has decreased to $31.23 per share, a 5.1% fall. This morning, 268,080 shares have been traded, consistent with the volume from yesterday.

SINA Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA) is currently trading at $44.92 per share, a 4.1% increase. So far today, 1.6 million shares have changed hands.

Rising 4%, First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) is currently trading at $32.32 per share. At 3.2 million shares, the company's volume so far today is consistent with its average over the last three months.

After a decline of 3.3%, Garmin (Nasdaq:GRMN) has hit a share price of $40.99. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.3 million shares. This is in keeping with its current daily average.

Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) is trading at $68.19 per share, down 2.6%. At 205,249 shares, the company's volume so far today is lighter than yesterday's volume of 582,805 shares.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. 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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