CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall Street falls; more carnage in oil stocks

martes 19 de enero de 2016 16:30 GYT

(Corrects fourth bullet point to say indexes down, not up, corrects Nasdaq drop in bullet point)

* U.S. crude down, Exxon and Chevron drop

* China's GDP raises hopes of more stimulus

* UnitedHealth jumps on strong results

* Indexes down: Dow 0.29 pct, S&P 0.61 pct, Nasdaq 1.03 pct

By Noel Randewich

Jan 19 (Reuters) - A recent selloff on Wall Street deepened on Tuesday as U.S. crude prices fell and an "in line" report showing slower growth in China failed to prop up an early rally.

Falling U.S. crude prices pulled down materials stocks as well as the S&P energy sector, which slumped 2.91 percent.

Oil at 12-year lows is stoking fears on Wall Street of deeper losses for energy companies and the potential that some may fail to pay their debts. That has created carnage in oil stocks, helping push the S&P 500 down 8 percent since the start of the year.   Continuación...