A double blow from Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) and Nvidia (NVDA) Corp. caused a massive selloff in the broader markets. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 250 points Monday, as the S&P 500 and Dow indices fell hard as well. 

Caterpillar announced an EPS miss of about 15%. Sales also missed estimates, which put a dent in investors' expectations for industrial output and future U.S. sales. Caterpillar shares were down 9.18% to $124.29. 

Nvidia announced it expects roughly $2.2 billion in sales for the quarter it will soon report, down from the $2.7 billion initially expected. Nvidia shares were down 14.01% to $137.71. 

Nvidia pre-announcement brought down shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)  by 7.92% to $20.19 Monday afternoon. AMD reports earnings Tuesday after the closing bell. Nvidia reports Feb. 14.

For more Caterpillar coverage, see RealMoney's stock of the day page, which covered CAT all day Monday. 

See what big U.S. companies will report earnings Tuesday here