NASDAQ Deeper into Correction Territory

Stocks moved lower on Friday as sharp losses in streaming giant Netflix dragged the NASDAQ Composite deeper into correction territory.

The Dow Jones Industrials collapsed 181.32 points to 34,534.07.

The S&P 500 sank 45.35 points, or 1%, to 4,437.37.

The NASDAQ swooned 234.75 points, or 1.7%, to 13,919.27.

Both the Dow and S&P 500 are on track for a third straight week of losses. The technology-focused NASDAQ declined 1.6%, on track for its worst week since October 2020.

Netflix’s disappointing quarterly report is the latest setback for technology investors. Shares of the streaming giant tumbled 21% on Friday after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report showed a slowdown in subscriber growth. Its competitors’ shares also declined, with Dow component Disney, which operates the Disney+ streaming service, off 5%.

Netflix is the first major tech stock to report earnings this season, with Apple and Tesla slated to post earnings next week.

Meanwhile, Peloton shares rebounded 7% on Friday. The maker of interactive fitness bicycles and treadmills plunged 23.9% during regular trading on Thursday after reports that the company is temporarily halting production of its fitness products.

Prices for 10-year Treasurys leaped, lowering yields to 1.74% from Thursday’s 1.82%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Oil prices sank $1.38 to $84.17 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices retreated $4.10 to $1,838.50 U.S. an ounce.