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Tickers in this Article: AOL, QIHU, CASS, VRSN, NTE, VNTV, SFUN
The Nasdaq is trading up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.1% and the Dow is down 0.2% after the morning's trading. 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) (+0.2%) are:
Company Market Cap Percentage Change
AOL (NYSE:AOL) $3.14 billion -13.3%
QIHOO 360 (NYSE:QIHU) $2.98 billion +11.2%
VeriSign (Nasdaq:VRSN) $5.3 billion +6.8%
Nam Tai Electronics (NYSE:NTE) $672.1 million +6.7%
Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) $4.61 billion -5.8%
SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE:SFUN) $1.7 billion +4.9%
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AOL (NYSE:AOL) is currently trading at $32.53 per share, after a steep drop of 13.3%. At 1.1 million shares, the company's volume so far today is in keeping with its current three-month average.

QIHOO 360 (NYSE:QIHU) is currently at $27.80 per share after a dramatic increase of 11.2%. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 5.2 million shares.

Increasing 6.8%, VeriSign (Nasdaq:VRSN) is trading at $36.46 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 7.5 million shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 45.1 million shares changed hands.

Nam Tai Electronics (NYSE:NTE) has moved up 6.7% and is currently trading at $16.01 per share. With 416,949 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is consistent with its average over the last three months.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) is down 5.8% to reach $20.41 per share. So far today, 559,631 shares have changed hands.

SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE:SFUN) has risen 4.9% and is currently trading at $22.61 per share. At 232,399 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.9 times its current daily average.

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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