Among the worst hit were box maker WestRock — down 12% — and Atlanta-based retailing giant Home Depot, off 8%.
Markets around the world have been on a roller coaster for the last two weeks. But the pain intensified Monday when a sharp further decline in prices set off a brief halt in New York Stock Exchange trading. Even with the restart, morning share prices remained down for the market overall and household names from Coca-Cola Company (-6%) to UPS (-7%) and insurer Aflac (-8%). Others that dropped include Delta Air Lines (-5%), farm equipment maker AGCO (-7%), Georgia Power-parent Southern Company (-7%), auto parts company Genuine Parts (-3%) and homebuilder PulteGroup (-8%).