Dow Jones Industrial Average Plummets 360 Points as Markets Surrender November Gains

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 360 points in Tuesday’s premarket trading as concerns about global economic heath continued to rattle markets. Tech stocks continued to decline this morning as broader sector trends continued to weigh on investors.

Shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Google parent Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL) are all under pressure following reports of slowing sales growth.

Here are the numbers from Monday for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq:


Index Previous Close Point Change Percentage Change
Dow Jones 25017.44 -395.78 -1.56%
S&P 500 2690.73           -45.54  -1.66%
Nasdaq 7028.48           -219.40 -3.03%

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 The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday

  • This morning, markets have their eye on one man: Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn is the Chairman of Nissan (OTC MKTS: NSANY) Mitsubishi Motors (OTC MKTS: MMTOF) and Renault (OTC MKTS: RNSDF). He has been arrested in Japan due to “significant acts of misconduct” over his term as head of these organizations.

  • The price of Bitcoin plunged an incredible 15% in a day. The price of the cryptocurrency fell to $4,200 as markets continue to react negatively to regulatory oversight by the SEC. The world’s largest cryptocurrency is off more than 75% over the last year as investors continue to panic and abandon the sector.

 Stocks to Watch Today: KSS, TGT, BBY

  • Shares of Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) plunged more than 10% even though the retailer beat earnings expectations in premarket hours. Kohl’s reported EPS of $0.98 during its third quarter. That beat Wall Street estimates by two cents.
  • Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) leads a busy day of earnings reports. Shares of TGT stock plunged nearly 10% in premarket hours after the firm reported weaker-than-expected earnings and tepid same-store sales.
  • Best Buy Corporation (NYSE: BBY) fell more than 2% despite news that the firm topped Wall Street estimates. The Big Box retailer reported earnings per share of eight cents, although the adjusted EPS figure came in at $0.93. The firm also best Wall Street same-store and forecast estimates.
  • Look for additional earnings reports from Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK), Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), Best Buy Corp. (NYSE: BBY), BJ’s Wholesale (NYSE: BJ), Campbell Soup (NSE: CPB), Foot Locker (NYSE: FL), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), Ross Stores (Nasdaq: ROST), Star Bulk Carriers (Nasdaq: SBLK), and TJX Cos. (NYSE: TJX)

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