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Tickers in this Article: TLAB, VRSN, YOKU, GWRE, IMPV, DDD, CREE
On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2% and the Dow is down 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 Technology sector (XLK) is down 0.4%, outperforming the market overall. Currently, the biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Tellabs (Nasdaq:TLAB).06 billion+18%
VeriSign (Nasdaq:VRSN).16 billion-12.3%
Youku Inc (NYSE:YOKU).09 billion+6.5%
Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE).64 billion-5.1%
Imperva (NYSE:IMPV)6.5 million+4.4%
3D (NYSE:DDD).66 billion-2.9%
Cree (Nasdaq:CREE).71 billion+2.3%
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After a big jump of 18%, Tellabs (Nasdaq:TLAB) is trading at $3.48 per share. So far today, 9.5 million shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 4.3 million shares.

Taking a 12.3% hit, VeriSign (Nasdaq:VRSN) is currently trading at $34.49 per share. At 29.2 million shares, the company's volume so far today is 8.7 times the average daily volume.

Youku Inc (NYSE:YOKU) is up 6.5% to reach a current price of $17.97 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 5.2 million shares.

Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) is down 5.1% to reach $29.23 per share. With one million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 2.4 times its average over the past three months.

After an increase of 4.4%, Imperva (NYSE:IMPV) has reached a current price of $30.65. The company's volume for the day so far is 239,770 shares.

After a decline of 2.9%, 3D (NYSE:DDD) has hit a share price of $45.80. So far today, the company's volume is 562,143 shares, 0.3 times its current daily average.

Cree (Nasdaq:CREE) is currently trading at $32.26 per share, a 2.3% increase. The company is currently trading a volume of 665,686 shares.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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