Slower than expected expansion of Chinese factory output sent the markets tumbling to a sharply lower close with the Dow plummeting 135 points to 16,441. Nasdaq dropped 33 points to 4143.
On the upside
Shares of Kandi Technologies Group (Nasdaq: KNDI) continued rising.
The Israel and Australian Patent Offices granted a patent allowance to Oramed Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ORMP) for its technology for the oral delivery of drugs and vaccines.
On the downside
Cohen, Placitella & Roth initiated an investigation into Angie's List (Nasdaq: ANGI) for possible securities fraud while Bernstein Liebhard filed a class action lawsuit against the company for securities violations.
FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) acquired rival cybersecurity firm Mandiant for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 tumbled 16 points to 1831. Bitcoin gained $67.11 or 7.74% to $867.11.