US STOCKS-Wall St slips after mixed earnings as jobs report looms

jueves 5 de noviembre de 2015 17:41 GYT

* Energy shares fall as crude declines

* Qualcomm down 15 pct, biggest drag on S&P

* Facebook jumps after strong results

* Indexes down: Dow 0.02 pct, S&P 0.11 pct, Nasdaq 0.29 pct (Updates to close)

By Lewis Krauskopf

Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday as investors digested mixed tech and healthcare earnings a day ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs report.

Energy shares dragged more than other sectors as crude prices fell. Qualcomm weighed the most on the S&P 500, falling 15.3 percent to $51.07 after the chipmaker forecast first-quarter profit below expectations. Biotech Celgene fell 5.3 percent to $120.46 after its quarterly revenue missed targets.

Overall declines were limited by a rise in Facebook shares following the social media company's strong quarterly results, and a 0.4 percent gain in the financial sector. Facebook shares jumped 4.6 percent to $108.76.

Investors were looking to Friday's nonfarm payrolls report as they gauge whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.   Continuación...