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Tickers in this Article: SINA, FSLR, RHT, ULTI, GEOS, OSIS, LRCX
The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq down 0.2%, the S&P 500 slipping 0.3% and the Dow declining 0.4%. 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 Technology sector (XLK) is currently lagging behind the overall market, down 0.4%, and its current biggest movers are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
SINA Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA)$3.2 billion-3.4%
First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR)$2.69 billion-3.4%
Red Hat, Inc (NYSE:RHT)$10.63 billion-2.5%
Ultimate Software Group (Nasdaq:ULTI)$2.61 billion-2.4%
Geospace (Nasdaq:GEOS)$1.12 billion-2.4%
OSI Systems (Nasdaq:OSIS)$1.31 billion-2.3%
Lam (Nasdaq:LRCX)$6.21 billion+2%
Forex Broker Summary: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM)

Currently trading at $46.45 per share, SINA Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA) has fallen 3.4%. The company's volume is currently 789,657 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 1.5 million shares.

After a decline of 3.4%, First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) has hit a share price of $29.87. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.3 million shares, 0.3 times its average over the past three months.

Red Hat, Inc (NYSE:RHT) is down 2.5% to reach $53.65 per share. So far today, 613,798 shares have changed hands.

Ultimate Software Group (Nasdaq:ULTI) has fallen 2.4% and is currently trading at $93.34 per share. The company's volume is currently 44,353 shares for the day, 0.2 times its current daily average.

Slipping 2.4%, Geospace (Nasdaq:GEOS) is currently trading at $84.99 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 25,272 shares. This is a sign that there will be less trading activity than there was yesterday.

At $63.99, OSI Systems (Nasdaq:OSIS) has slipped 2.3%. At 29,131 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.1 times the current three-month average.

Rising 2%, Lam (Nasdaq:LRCX) is currently trading at $36.96 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.1 million shares.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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