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April 21, 2021, 9:36 a.m. EDT

Stocks edge lower as investors contend with coronavirus worries

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By Sunny Oh

U.S. stocks ticked lower to start Wednesday's session as investors fretted over the rise of COVID-19 cases across the world. The S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.74% fell 0.2% to 4,128. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.66% slid 0.1% to 33,794. The Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.88% shed 0.4% to 13,737. All three major indexes were on course for modest losses this week. India and Japan were seeing an intensification of the pandemic, with Japanese officials considering a state of emergency for major cities Osaka and Tokyo. Shares of Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX +0.86% fell 8% after the streaming giant reported a sharp fall in new subscriber growth.

/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,232.60
+30.98 +0.74%
Volume: 2.05B
May 7, 2021 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,777.76
+229.23 +0.66%
Volume: 311.63M
May 7, 2021 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
13,752.24
+119.39 +0.88%
Volume: 3.97M
May 7, 2021 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 503.84
+4.29 +0.86%
Volume: 3.13M
May 7, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
61.00
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$223.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.66M
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