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Tickers in this Article: VCRA, SYNA, MLNX, PKE, GWRE, WDC, PRLB
Currently, the Nasdaq is up 0.1%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.1% and the Dow has been relatively flat. 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.

These are the biggest movers in the Technology sector (XLK) (+0.1%):
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)$546.7 million+5.9%
Synaptics (Nasdaq:SYNA)$933.2 million+5.4%
Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX)$2.62 billion+4.8%
Park (NYSE:PKE)$531.9 million-4.3%
Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE)$1.76 billion-3.9%
Western Digital (Nasdaq:WDC)$9.65 billion+3.7%
Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB)$1.04 billion+3.7%
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Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) is currently trading at $24.14 per share, a 5.9% increase. The company's volume is currently 237,323 shares for the day, 1.1 times its average over the past three months.

Synaptics (Nasdaq:SYNA) has increased to a share price of $29.86, a 5.4% rise. The company is trading at a volume of 671,165 shares. Yesterday, volume was only 510,870 shares.

Mellanox (Nasdaq:MLNX) has moved up 4.8% and is currently trading at $64.81 per share. So far today, the company's volume is one million shares, 1.2 times the current daily average.

At $24.48, Park (NYSE:PKE) has slipped 4.3%. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 16,135 shares.

Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) is currently trading at a share price of $30.61, a 3.9% decline. So far today, the company's volume is 337,636 shares, consistent with its current three-month average.

Western Digital (Nasdaq:WDC) is at $41.06 per share after an increase of 3.7%. The company's volume for the day so far is four million shares.

After an increase of 3.7%, Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB) has reached a current price of $37.71. The company's volume is currently 83,739 shares for the day, 0.6 times its current daily average.

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. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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