Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 11, 2015 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out more than 300 points down.
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Only a few retailers and other stocks made it out alive.

By Jen Wieczner
December 11, 2015

As U.S. stocks took a beating Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding more than 300 points, the Nasdaq had the steepest drop of the major stock market indexes, closing down 2.3%.

Nearly every single company in the Nasdaq 100, an index dominated by technology stocks, lost value, with Yahoo YHOO and Tesla Motors TSLA falling by about 5% and 4.4% respectively. The biggest laggards in the index were iPhone chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NXPI , which declined nearly 6%, as well as Viacom VIAB and Wynn Resorts WYNN which each posted losses of more than 5%.

There were only six Nasdaq 100 stocks that actually rose Friday. Whole Foods Market WFM led the index, rising nearly 9% after analysts said they expected the grocery chain to beat Wall Street’s sales expectations. Adobe Systems ADBE came in second, gaining nearly 3% as strong earnings results pushed the stock to a record high.


Game and toy companies Mattel MAT and Electronic Arts EA closed up 2.6% and 1.2% respectively, though each was rebounding from losses earlier in the week. Finally, trucking company CH Robinson Worldwide CHRW rose by less than 1%, while biotech firm Alexion Pharmaceuticals ALXN just barely ended the day in positive territory following the FDA approval of its rare disease treatment Kanuma on Thursday, which had pushed the stock higher.

Here’s a rundown of the top-performing Nasdaq 100 stocks Friday, from best to worse:


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