US STOCKS-Wall St falls alongside oil on global growth concerns

miércoles 9 de diciembre de 2015 18:25 GYT

* Dow Chemical, DuPont jump on merger buzz

* S&P materials sector soars 3 percent on Dow, Dupont reports

* Energy stocks trim gains as oil recovery stalls

* S&P technology sector leads losers with 1.7 pct decline

* Indexes down: Dow 0.4 pct, S&P 0.8 pct, Nasdaq 1.5 pct (Adds comment, refocuses first paragraph on stocks/oil correlation)

By Sinead Carew

Dec 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday in a choppy session as oil resumed its decline, fuelling investor worries about global economic growth and causing the S&P 500 index to track the move in the commodity.

After a morning rally for both oil and stocks, the three major U.S. stock indexes fell as oil reversed course and investors also prepared for a Federal Reserve meeting next week that is expected to result in an interest rate hike.

"Often times investors will look at the commodity complex as a barometer for the global economy. Couple that with the fact that we broke support in the S&P 500," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York, citing selling after the S&P hit the 2050 level.   Continuación...