Dow falls nearly 200 points, Nasdaq snaps three-day winning streak as tech rally stumbles; European markets close lower after red-hot U.S. inflation reading
U.S. stocks struggled on Thursday as a rebound in tech stocks faded, erasing gains from earlier this week.
The S&P 500 slid 1.42% to 4,659.03, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 2.51% to 14,806.81. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 176.70 points to close at 36,113.62 after rising more than 200 points earlier in the day.
Weakness in Big Tech stocks, including drops of 2.4% for Amazon and 4.2% for Microsoft, weighed on the Nasdaq. Shares of Snap dropped roughly 10%, while Virgin Galactic slid nearly 19% after the space exploration company announced a debt offering. Electric vehicle stock Tesla shed more than 6%.
Strong earnings reports provided some positives for the market on Thursday. Delta Air Lines posted a beat on profit and revenue and reaffirmed full-year guidance, sending its shares up more than 2%. Shares of homebuilder KB Home rallied more than 16% after reporting better-than-expected earnings.
Elsewhere, Dow component Boeing rose nearly 3% following a Bloomberg News report that the company’s 737 Max could resume service in China as soon as this month.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered around the flatline during afternoon deals but closed lower by 0.2%. Household goods dropped 1.2% while autos gained 1.6%.
In terms of individual share price movement, Netherlands-based BE Semiconductor climbed 9% to lead the Stoxx 600.
Source: CNBC, Investing.com