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Byline: Dean Calbreath
Feb. 28--During Wall Street's drastic plunge yesterday, stocks of San Diego companies mirrored the downward path of the broad market.
In a day when the Dow Jones industrial average, Nasdaq Composite Index and Standard & Poor's 500 index lost between 3.4 and 3.9 percent of their value, the Bloomberg San Diego stock index suffered a 3.75 percent loss.
Some San Diego stocks fell far lower than the market average.
Qualcomm shares slid more than 5 percent; Maxwell Technologies, NuVasive medical devices and Biomed Realty Trust lost more than 6 percent; PICO Holdings and Wireless Facilities dropped more than 7 percent; and WebSideStory dropped more than 9 percent.
In all, 105 out of the 108 stocks on the San Diego stock index lost ground. The index includes …