Nasdaq sinks 3% to November 2020 low, Dow down for fifth day

The CPI Index for April rose 8.3% hovering at a 40-year high

U.S. stocks fell across the board as investors assessed persistent inflation after the consumer price index for April remained near a 40-year-high raising concerns about a looming recession. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average notched a fifth day of losses, while the S&P 500 fell 1.7%, dropping back below 4,000 a key psychological level. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 31253.13 -236.94 -0.75%
SP500 S&P 500 3900.79 -22.89 -0.58%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 11388.495467 -29.66 -0.26%

The Nasdaq Composite fell 3% to its lowest level since March 2020. 



Large-cap tech including Facebook, Microsoft and Apple all declined. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
FB META PLATFORMS INC. 191.29 -0.95 -0.49%
MSFT MICROSOFT CORP. 253.14 -0.94 -0.37%
AAPL APPLE INC. 137.35 -3.47 -2.46%

The CPI Index rose by an annual rate of 8.3%, more than economists expected and slightly less than the prior month's 8.5%.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
USO UNITED STATES OIL FUND L.P. 80.58 +1.29 +1.63%

Oil rose with U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude up 6% to $105 and Brent, the international benchmark, settled at $107. 

An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise near Midland, Texas.  (REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder  / Reuters Photos)

The Energy Information Administration released its inventory report for last week. Crude stockpiles rose by 8.4 million barrels, following a surprise build of 1.3 million barrels the previous week. 

New York Stock Exchange traders.  ((Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP) / AP Newsroom)

In earnings Coinbase Global took a drastic hit after the company missed estimates for first-quarter revenue and posted a loss.  

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
COIN COINBASE GLOBAL INC. 67.42 +4.39 +6.96%

Moderna in focus after announcing its "recently appointed Chief Financial Officer, Jorge Gomez, has departed the Company, effective immediately. The announcement follows the May 10 public disclosure by Mr. Gomez's former employer, Dentsply Sirona Inc., of an ongoing internal investigation into certain matters, including financial reporting" the company disclosed in a statement. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
MRNA MODERNA INC. 143.38 +5.67 +4.12%

After the close of trading, Dow member Disney is set to report. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
DIS THE WALT DISNEY CO. 103.14 -1.16 -1.11%

Bitcoin dipped below the $30,000 level following the hotter than expected inflation reading. 


FOX Business' Ken Martin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.