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Tickers in this Article: RLD, VFC, DECK, GIII, CTB, SHOO, COLM
After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is down 0.1%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has slipped 0.1%. The consumer cyclical sector is a category of stocks that relies heavily on the business cycle and economic conditions. Consumer cyclicals include industries such as automotive, housing, entertainment and retail. The category can be further divided into durable and non-durable sections. Durable cyclicals include physical goods such as hardware or vehicles, while non-durables represent items like movies or hotel services. The performance of consumer cyclicals is highly related to the state of the economy. They represent goods and services that are not considered necessities, but luxurious purchases. During contractions or recessions, people have less disposable income to spend on consumer cyclicals. When the economy is expanding or booming, the sales of these goods rise as retail and leisure spending increase.

The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) has changed little on a quiet day for the overall market. These are the biggest movers in the sector currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
RealD (NYSE:RLD)$510 million-5.3%
VF (NYSE:VFC)$16.85 billion+3.3%
Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK)$1.08 billion+3.1%
G-III Apparel (Nasdaq:GIII)$715.7 million-2.6%
Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB)$1.47 billion+2.4%
Steven (Nasdaq:SHOO)$1.94 billion-2.1%
Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq:COLM)$1.85 billion+1.8%
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RealD (NYSE:RLD) has decreased to $9.39 per share, a 5.3% fall. The company's volume is currently 189,211 shares for the day, with trading activity in keeping with yesterday's while it was 423,314 shares yesterday.

After rising 3.3%, VF (NYSE:VFC) is currently trading at a share price of $157.97. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 323,359 shares. This is 0.6 times its average volume over the past three months.

Rising 3.1%, Deckers (Nasdaq:DECK) is currently trading at $31.62 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 582,571 shares, 0.2 times the current daily average.

Falling 2.6%, G-III Apparel (Nasdaq:GIII) is currently at a share price of $34.69. The company is currently trading a volume of 36,419 shares.

After an increase of 2.4%, Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) has reached a current price of $23.86. So far today, the company's volume is 264,235 shares, which is likely to result in less activity than yesterday's volume of 811,113 shares.

Steven (Nasdaq:SHOO) is down 2.1% to reach $41.41 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 151,503 shares. This is 0.3 times the current three-month average.

Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq:COLM) has increased to a share price of $55.38, a 1.8% rise. The company's volume is currently 18,144 shares for the day, 0.1 times the average daily volume.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. 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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