BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Apple, Netflix, Deere, coal stocks, solar stocks

Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:29pm EDT
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U.S. stocks slumped nearly 2 percent on Friday, with the S&P falling below 2000 and the Dow a few points shy of moving into correction territory, as fears of a China-led global slowdown were heightened after grim data overnight.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 1.88 percent at 16,670.53, the S&P 500 was down 1.85 percent at 1,998.17 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 1.97 percent at 4,781.291.

** APPLE INC, $108.12, -4.02 pct

The iPhone maker's shares were poised for their first close in the red this year, hit by concerns of a slowdown in China, a key growth market for the company.

** HEWLETT-PACKARD CO, $27.99, +2.34 pct

Brokerages including Citi Research and JP Morgan Securities reiterated bullish stance on the No.2 PC maker. "We now believe the bad news is over and the good news is set to be communicated at its upcoming investor day on Sept. 15," Citi analyst Jim Suva wrote.   Continued...