Industrials Fall; Dow Down 186

Earnings season has investors worried
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2009 3:21 PM CDT
Industrials Fall; Dow Down 186
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this undated file photo.   (Getty Images)

Stocks dropped today as investors grew jittery over earnings season, the Wall Street Journal reports. Major industrial and commodities stocks saw declines ahead of Alcoa’s report, in which analysts expect a loss of 56 cents per share. Tech fell, too, with Research in Motion and Cisco dropping 6% and 4%, respectively. The Dow lost 186.29 to close at 7,789.56. The Nasdaq fell 45.10, settling at 1,561.61, while the S&P 500 dropped 19.93 to close at 815.55. (More Dow Jones stories.)

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