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Tickers in this Article: SSNC, BLKB, PRLB, CPHD, SSYS, MLNX, SINA
It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.3%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.5%; and the Dow is down 0.5%. 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 down 0.5%, underperforming the market overall. The current biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
SS and C Technologies Holdings (Nasdaq:SSNC)$1.77 billion+5.6%
Blackbaud (Nasdaq:BLKB)$1.02 billion+4.6%
Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB)$1.03 billion+4.2%
Cepheid (Nasdaq:CPHD)$2.17 billion+3.5%
Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS)$1.64 billion+2.9%
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX)$2.46 billion+2.8%
SINA Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA)$3.15 billion+2.7%
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SS and C Technologies Holdings (Nasdaq:SSNC) has risen 5.6% to hit a current price of $23.70 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 85,530 shares, 0.7 times its current daily average.

After rising 4.6%, Blackbaud (Nasdaq:BLKB) is currently trading at a share price of $23.68. So far today, the company's volume is 132,321 shares.

Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB) has risen 4.2% and is currently trading at $37.58 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 133,437 shares, 0.9 times the average volume over the last three months.

Cepheid (Nasdaq:CPHD) has increased to a share price of $33.83, a 3.5% rise. So far today, 426,859 shares have changed hands.

Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) is at $77.38 per share after an increase of 2.9%. So far today, the company's volume is 195,549 shares, 0.4 times the current daily average.

Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) is up 2.8% to reach a current price of $59.86 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 246,623 shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 735,156 shares changed hands.

SINA Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA) is currently trading at $48.60 per share, a 2.7% increase. The company's volume is currently 1.4 million shares for the day, consistent with its current three-month average.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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