Stock Market Today: Nasdaq Slips as Magnificent 7 Stocks Drop

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, on the other hand, gained ground Friday as Salesforce bounced back.

closeup of blue stock chart with red and green volume bars and a green moving average
(Image credit: Getty Images)

It was a mixed finish to a strong month for stocks as investors weighed an encouraging inflation update against another round of disappointing tech earnings and a selloff in several mega-cap names.  

Starting with the inflation data. Ahead of the open, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said the Personal Consumption and Expenditures (PCE) Price Index, which measures consumer spending, was up 0.3% from March to April, matching what was seen the month prior and arriving in line with economists' predictions. The annual increase in the PCE index was also unchanged at 2.7%.

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.