US STOCKS-Wall St ends down after energy slide, Yellen comments

miércoles 4 de noviembre de 2015 17:42 GYT

* Oct private sector jobs growth better than forecast

* Time Warner falls after weak forecast

* Energy index ends 5-day run of gains

* Indexes down: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.4 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to close)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

Nov 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday, retracing recent gains along with energy shares, while comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointing to a possible rate hike in December added to investor caution.

S&P energy, down 1.0 percent, led the day's decline.

The fall snapped a run of five straight days of gains for the index, with shares of Chevron down 1.4 percent at $96.77 and Exxon Mobile down 1.0 percent at $85.98.

Stocks added to losses after Yellen's comments, which caused investors to reset their expectations of a December rate hike above 60 percent.   Continuación...