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FAANG stocks plus Microsoft lost $1.4 trillion in market value during April – MarketWatch


On another difficult Friday afternoon for the stock market, the broad U.S. indexes ended with significant declines.
One element that stood out during such a rough year for technology stocks was that the FAANG group (Facebook holding company Meta Platforms Inc. FB, -2.56%, Apple Inc. AAPL, -3.66%, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -14.05%, Netflix Inc. NFLX, -4.59%, Google holding company Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, -3.72% GOOG, -3.72% ) plus Microsoft lost $1.404 trillion in market capitalization during April. More data about the group’s performance is below.
Here’s a snapshot of market capitalizations for the FAANG + Microsoft group this year, with data in billions:
The FAANG + Microsoft group lost $1.404 trillion in market value during April and its combined market capitalization has now fallen by $2.214 trillion during 2022.
All sectors of the S&P 500 were down during April, except consumer staples:
During April, 79% of the S&P 500 stocks declined, with 144 down at least 10%. Here are the month’s worst 20 performers in the index:
Click on the tickers for more about each company.
You should also read Tomi Kilgore’s detailed guide to the wealth of information for free on the MarketWatch quote page.
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Philip van Doorn writes the Deep Dive investing column for MarketWatch. Follow him on Twitter @PhilipvanDoorn.


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