The EU Commission said early Thursday it's revising downward its GDP expectations for the full year of 2019 for the continental block. 

The GDP estimate for the European Union is now 1.3% growth, down from an initially expected 1.9%. 

All three major U.S. indices were down big-time Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial average down more than 270 points. 

Here are some major U.S. stocks, that were of course down Thursday, to watch for when the European Union economy moves one way or the other:

Ford 

Ford Motor Co. (F - Get Report) lost more than 4.7% Thursday. 

Related.I Don't See Ford's Stock Accelerating Anytime Soon

GE

General Electric Co. (GE - Get Report) was down 4% Thursday. 

Related. Novice Trade: General Electric

Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG - Get Report) was down 2.7%. Harley is also down about 27% in the past year partly because of tariffs from the EU on its motorbikes.

McDonald's

McDonald's Corp. (MCD - Get Report) fell 0.5%. 

Related. Take a Cautious Approach to McDonald's in the Weeks Ahead

Honeywell

Honeywell International Inc. (HON - Get Report) fell 0.63% Thursday. 

Nokia Oyj, RealMoney's Stock of the Day,  (NOK - Get Report) fell just over 1% Thursday, even though some negative news for competitor Huawei Culture Co. LTD (SHE) would likely act as a tailwind for Nokia.

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