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Software stocks slide ahead of Salesforce earnings

Emily Bary

Shares of software stocks are getting crunched in Monday afternoon trading, as investors await Salesforce.com Inc.'s earnings report after the bell. Okta Inc.'s stock is among the biggest losers in Monday's session, down more than 8%. Atlassian Inc. shares are down roughly 6%, while Veeva Systems Inc. , Splunk Inc. , and Workday Inc. shares are all down about 5%. Nutanix Inc. shares dropped again following a downgrade at Raymond James. The SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF is off 2.8% in Monday trading. It has gained 15.5% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has risen 2.9%.