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Losses mounting for tech stocks

Tech stocks are having another rough day with chip makers extending a three-session slide and many of the biggest tech and Internet names adding to Monday’s losses.

As the sell-off drags on — and contagion spreads — the toll on some of the most popular stocks is mounting. Companies that just months ago saw their stocks set records have since lost hundreds of billions of dollars in market value amid investor concerns that the best days of growth are in the past.

Apple and Amazon.com, accustomed to being market leaders, have found themselves the laggards. Nvidia is worth half as much as it was at the start of last month after a dismal sales forecast last week. Facebook, mired in controversy over the way it’s handled misinformation and data privacy on its platform, has tumbled 40% since the summer.

Adding to woes early in Tuesday’s trading are analysts at Baird and Goldman Sachs slashing outlooks on two of the Street’s favorite stocks — Micron Technology and Apple. The former was hit with a two-notch downgrade over the outlook for memory pricing and gross margin, while the latter had its price target cut again. Goldman cited weak demand for products in China and emerging markets, further adding to the growth narrative concerns.  — Reported by Jeran Wittenstein, with assistance from Virginia Van Natta, (c) 2018 Bloomberg LP

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