US STOCKS-Wall Street ends lower as oil and retailers weigh

miércoles 11 de noviembre de 2015 17:40 GYT
 

* Amazon rises, other retailers fall after Macy's cuts forecast

* Exxon down as crude prices slip

* Apple weighs most on S&P 500

* Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all end down 0.32 pct (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

Nov 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks finished lower on Wednesday after investors sold oil companies and dumped brick-and-mortar retailers after a disappointing forecast from Macy's.

Energy stocks were bogged down by a more than 3 percent drop in oil prices to their lowest since mid-September on worries about growing U.S. stockpiles.

The S&P energy sector lost 1.91 percent, the steepest decline among the 10 major S&P sectors. Exxon Mobil slipped 0.89 percent and weighed most on the S&P along with Apple, down 0.56 percent.

It was the second straight day of what investors described as largely directionless trading, with the U.S. Federal Reserve widely expected to raise interest rates in December for the first time in nearly a decade.   Continuación...