(CNBC) Stocks fell sharply on Friday, giving back some of the strong gains experienced in the previous three days to cap off another volatile week on Wall Street.
Sentiment took a hit as investors focused back on the coronavirus outbreak as the U.S. became the country with the most confirmed cases.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 904 points, or about 4%. The S&P 500 slid 3.4% while the Nasdaq Composite traded 3.7% lower. The major averages cut most of their initial losses, however, in the final hour of trading. Earlier in the day, the Dow fell more than 1,000 points.
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