US STOCKS-Oil bogs down Wall St as S&P 500 clings to gain for 2015

miércoles 30 de diciembre de 2015 17:29 GYT
 

* Exxon, Chevron slide as crude gives up gains

* Apple drags on all three indexes, other tech leaders dip

* Pep Boys down; Bridgestone pulls out and Icahn agrees to buy

* S&P 500 clings to meager gain for year

* Indexes end down: Dow 0.66 pct, S&P 0.72 pct, Nasdaq 0.82 pct (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

Dec 30 (Reuters) - Wall Street dropped on Wednesday as Brent crude slid towards 11-year lows and Apple weighed on the S&P 500 index, which clung to a meager gain for 2015.

The S&P energy sector was the poorest performer among the 10 major sectors, down 1.47 percent after forecasts of a short winter in North America and Europe piled pressure on the oversupplied commodity.

Shares of Exxon lost 1.33 percent while Chevron dipped 1.27 percent.   Continuación...