NEW YORK – Stocks are moderately lower in early trading, a day after the Nasdaq composite closed at a record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,106 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Thursday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,120. The Nasdaq composite climbed fell three points, less than 0.1 percent, to 5,104.
Avago rose 2 percent after reporting that its second-quarter earnings doubled and that it would buy rival chipmaker Broadcom.
The price of crude oil fell 54 cents to $56.98 a barrel in New York.
Chinese shares plunged after gigantic gains in the past three months. The Shanghai Composite dropping more than 6 percent. It's still up by more than double over the past year.