Apple Short. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq stock indices are declining today as sales of major technology stocks continue, from which investors continue to withdraw money and close losing long positions. Their focus is on the sectors that are likely to benefit most from renewed economic growth. Microsoft, Apple and Amazon fell 0.9% to 1.3%. Within the SP500 index, only the financial and energy sectors grew today, adding 1%. The remaining eight S&P sectors declined.