US STOCKS-Wall St hemorrhages; S&P 500 hits lowest level since Oct 2014

viernes 15 de enero de 2016 16:36 GYT

* All 30 Dow stocks and 10 S&P sectors in the red

* Energy stocks drop as oil sinks 6.5 pct

* Intel down on growth worries, drags on chip stocks

* Indexes down: Dow 2.18 pct, S&P 1.97 pct, Nasdaq 2.58 pct (Adds comment, updates prices)

By Noel Randewich

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street bled a sea of red on Friday, with the S&P 500 sinking to its lowest level since October 2014 and the Dow losing more than 500 points as oil prices sank below $30 per barrel.

Pain was felt across the board. All 10 major S&P sectors were deep in the red and all 30 Dow components lost ground. The Russell 2000 small-cap index fell as much as 3.5 percent to its lowest level since July 2013.

The energy sector, already in a deep slump, dropped 2.65 percent as oil prices fell 6.5 percent on fears of slow economic growth in China, the world's second largest economy.

The technology sector was the day's biggest loser, sliding 2.83 percent as weak quarterly results from Intel, the world's largest semiconductor maker, weighed heavily on chip stocks.   Continuación...