The pound dropped again to fall to a three decade low sending the markets tumbling to a sharply lower open with the Dow plunging 102 points to 17,738. Nasdaq lost 15 points to 4,807.
On the upside
Forward Industries (Nasdaq: FORD) extended a supply agreement with a Global Healthcare provider.
Rising gold prices lifted shares of Harmony Gold (NYSE: HMY).
Melrose Industries will pay a premium of approximately $2.8 billion to acquire Nortek (Nasdaq: NTK).
On the downside
Credit Suisse downgraded United Continental (NYSE: UAL) from an Outperform rating to a Neutral rating and slashed its price target from $64 to $42.
GlobeImmune (Nasdaq: GBIM) will delist from Nasdaq.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 lost 8 points to 2,080. Bitcoin added $1 to $662.