US STOCKS-Weak oil prices, China worries weigh on Wall Street

lunes 3 de agosto de 2015 14:52 GYT

* June consumer spending logs smallest gain in four months

* Oil prices hit six-month low

* Apple shares weigh on Nasdaq, S&P

* Tyson Foods falls after profit forecast cut

* Indexes down: Dow 0.99 pct, S&P 0.69 pct, Nasdaq 0.64 pct (Updates to afternoon trading)

By Noel Randewich

Aug 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday as oil prices touched a six-month low and factory data from China raised concerns about the world's second-biggest economy.

Energy stocks were the biggest losers among the main S&P sectors, recording their worst three-day decline in seven months. Exxon Mobil and Chevron, which also reported poor results on Friday, led the losses.

Oil prices fell on fresh evidence of growing oversupply and data highlighting slowing demand in China. Crude prices are now on course for their weakest third-quarter performance since the financial crisis in 2008.   Continuación...