Monday, July 3, 2017

"Finance sites erroneously show Amazon, Apple, other stocks crashing"

No, Amazon and Apple stock are not crashing.

But incorrect stock data on the popular Google Finance and Yahoo Finance sites appeared to be freaking out some investors Monday evening. As of 8 p.m. Eastern, Google Finance said Inc. shares were down more than 87%, to $123.47. On Yahoo Finance, Amazon was down 74%, to $248.49. In reality, Amazon AMZN, -1.48% finished the day down 1.5%, at $953.66, and was up 0.1% in after-hours trading, according to FactSet.

Page views to MarketWatch’s stock pages — which remained accurate — soared as investors double-checked exactly what was going on Monday evening.