US STOCKS-Wall St falls as rosy jobs growth points to September rate hike

viernes 7 de agosto de 2015 14:45 GYT

* July nonfarm payrolls 215,000 vs 223,000 estimate

* Major indexes poised to end the week lower

* Traders pricing a 52 pct chance for Sept hike

* Nvidia hits 4-month high after revenue beats estimates

* Indexes down: Dow 0.62 pct, S&P 0.65 pct, Nasdaq 0.86 pct (Updates to mid-afternoon)

By Noel Randewich

Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Friday after solid job growth data for July pried the door open a little wider for a potential interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve in September.

Wall Street took the latest signs of an improving economy as a fresh reason to sell shares in a market that has remained range-bound for much of 2015 in anticipation of the Fed's first interest rate hike in nearly ten years.

Nonfarm payrolls increased 215,000 last month, less than the 223,000 forecast by economists, but the unemployment rate held at a seven-year low of 5.3 percent.   Continuación...