The Dow is down more than 130 points in early afternoon trading Eastern Standard Time. Locally, Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) of San Jose saw its price drop 4.1 percent to $25.71 a share. Medical distribution firm McKesson Corp. (MCK) of San Francisco was trading at $60.89, a 1.72 percent increase, gains followed by VMware Inc. (VMW) of Palo Alto, whose share price increased 2.06 percent to $103.20.
Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) of San Jose was trading at a volume of 25.66 million shares.
In the news, business software maker Oracle Corp. (ORCL) CEO, Larry Ellison, sold 1 million shares of common stock under a prearranged trading plan, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday and reported by the Associated Press. Redwood City-based Oracle’s shares were up slightly, at .95 percent.