Dow falls 653 points, S&P back below 4K for first time since 2021

The CPI Index, fresh consumer inflation data, is due Wednesday

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, pushing the S&P 500 below the key 4,000 level as investors brace for another week of volatility amid a fresh report on inflation, as well as the winding down of the first-quarter earnings season. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 32120.28 +191.66 +0.60%
SP500 S&P 500 3978.73 +37.25 +0.95%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 11434.740655 +170.29 +1.51%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 600 points or 2%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 4%, and the S&P dipped to levels not seen since April 2021. 

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Large-cap tech contributed to a bulk of the selling, with Apple and AMD among biggest losers.

TYSON FOODS BENEFITS AS BEEF, CHICKEN, PORK PRICES RISE

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
AAPL APPLE INC. 140.52 +0.16 +0.11%
AMD ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC. 92.65 +1.49 +1.63%

The 10-Year Treasury Yield remained above 3%. Currently, 436 companies in the S&P 500, or almost 90% of the benchmark index, have posted January through March results, and so far the numbers are well ahead of forecasts.

In earnings Tyson Foods bucked the selling as higher prices for beef, chicken and pork helped sales rise at the meat processor. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
TSN TYSON FOODS INC. 89.06 +0.31 +0.35%

Rivian shares fell after Ford trimmed its stake in the electric vehicle maker by 8%.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
RIVN RIVIAN AUTOMOTIVE INC. 27.25 +0.72 +2.71%
F FORD MOTOR CO. 12.71 +0.29 +2.33%

Uber shares lost ground after the company confirmed to FOX Business that it will pare back hiring and focus on cost controls. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
UBER UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC. 22.04 +0.49 +2.27%

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic took a dip after Truist Securities analyst Michale Ciarmoli slashed its price target $24 to $8 per share after the space company delayed commercial travel plans until 2023. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
SPCE VIRGIN GALACTIC HOLDINGS INC. 6.47 +0.29 +4.69%

BATTERED U.S. STOCKS MAY NOT BE BARGAINS AS INVESTORS BRACE FOR INFLATION DATA

Oil slipped, along with Gold, with U.S. crude hovering at $103 per barrel and the yellow metal at $1857 an ounce.

CHINA REMAINS AN OUTLIER IN A WORLD OF SURGING INFLATION

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
USO UNITED STATES OIL FUND L.P. 82.48 +0.48 +0.59%
GLD SPDR GOLD SHARES TRUST - EUR ACC 173.08 -1.05 -0.60%

As crude dipped so did the major oil companies including Marathon, ExxonMobil and Chevron as lockdown worries in China threaten demand. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
MRO MARATHON OIL CORP. 29.01 +0.93 +3.31%
CVX CHEVRON CORP. 175.41 +2.77 +1.60%
XOM EXXON MOBIL CORP. 96.30 +1.90 +2.01%

Gas prices, per AAA, traded back above $4.30 per gallon.

Bitcoin also took hit falling to the $31,000 level. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.