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Deep Dive: Facebook wasn’t Thursday’s only big loser — these 16 other Nasdaq-100 stocks dropped at least 5%

Thursday was brutal for technology stock investors, as the carnage spread far beyond the parent company of Facebook.

Below is a list of the worst 20 performers among the Nasdaq-100 on Feb. 3., led by a 26% plunge in Meta Platforms Inc. FB, -26.39% following a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings announcement.

Read: Facebook stands to shed more than $200 billion in market value after rough earnings report

Here’s how the broad indexes performed on Feb. 3:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.45% fared best, declining 518 points, or 1.5%, to close at 35,111.16. Despite all the fear in the market as investors look ahead to an expected cycle of interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve, the Dow has pulled back only 3.4% during 2022 and only 5% from its all-time intraday high set on Jan. 5.
The S&P 500 SPX, -2.44% pulled back 2.4% for the session. The benchmark index is now down 6.1% for 2022 and down 7.1% from its high set on Jan. 4.
The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -3.74% dropped 3.7% and is now down 11.3% for 2022 and 14.4% from its intraday high set on Nov. 22. The index is in correction territory, having fallen more than 10%.
The Nasdaq-100 Index NDX, -4.22%, made up of the largest nonfinancial companies in the full Nasdaq and tracked by the Invesco QQQ Trust QQQ, -4.05%, sank 4.2%. It is also in the midst of a correction, declining 11.1% this year and 13.5% from its intraday high, also set on Nov 22.

Meta tops the Nasdaq-100 loser list

Here are the 20 worst performers among the Nasdaq-100 on Feb. 3:

Company
Ticker
Price change – Feb. 3
Price change – 2022
Decline from 52-week high
Date of 52-week high
Meta Platforms Inc. Class A
FB, -26.39%
-26.4%
-29.4%
-38.2%
09/01/2021
Amazon.com Inc.
AMZN, -7.81%
-7.8%
-16.7%
-26.4%
07/13/2021
MercadoLibre Inc.
MELI, -7.65%
-7.7%
-25.9%
-50.2%
02/16/2021
Honeywell International Inc.
HON, -7.62%
-7.6%
-8.0%
-19.0%
08/02/2021
Marvell Technology Inc.
MRVL, -7.36%
-7.4%
-21.6%
-26.9%
12/08/2021
Zoom Video Communications Inc. Class A
ZM, -6.87%
-6.9%
-25.0%
-69.5%
02/16/2021
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
SWKS, -6.69%
-6.7%
-10.7%
-32.1%
04/29/2021
Texas Instruments Inc.
TXN, -6.52%
-6.5%
-6.8%
-13.2%
10/25/2021
PayPal Holdings Inc.
PYPL, -6.24%
-6.2%
-34.1%
-59.9%
07/26/2021
Microchip Technology Inc.
MCHP, -6.16%
-6.1%
-14.8%
-17.6%
12/28/2021
DocuSign Inc.
DOCU, -6.03%
-6.0%
-25.0%
-63.7%
08/10/2021
NXP Semiconductors NV
NXPI, -5.71%
-5.7%
-12.9%
-17.3%
12/07/2021
Netflix Inc.
NFLX, -5.56%
-5.6%
-32.7%
-42.1%
11/17/2021
KLA Corp.
KLAC, -5.51%
-5.4%
-13.0%
-18.2%
01/13/2022
Lululemon Athletica Inc.
LULU, -5.40%
-5.4%
-15.6%
-32.0%
11/16/2021
Nvidia Corp.
NVDA, -5.13%
-5.1%
-18.6%
-30.9%
11/22/2021
Match Group Inc.
MTCH, -5.11%
-5.1%
-15.3%
-38.5%
10/21/2021
Splunk Inc.
SPLK, -4.85%
-4.9%
-0.7%
-35.5%
02/02/2021
Zscaler Inc.
ZS, -4.85%
-4.8%
-23.7%
-34.9%
11/19/2021
Qualcomm Inc.
QCOM, -4.84%
-4.8%
-2.1%
-7.5%
01/05/2022
Source: FactSet

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Then read Tomi Kilgore’s detailed guide to the wealth of information available for free on the MarketWatch quote page.

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