US STOCKS-Dow, S&P dragged down by poor earnings from Exxon, Chevron

viernes 31 de julio de 2015 10:17 GYT

* Second-qtr wage growth slowest in 33 years

* Exxon, Chevron fall as weak oil prices weigh on profits

* Expedia, YRC rise after results

* Dow down 0.33 pct, S&P down 0.09 pct, Nasdaq up 0.07 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

July 31 (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 were dragged down on Friday by weak earnings from oil producers Exxon Mobil and Chevron, while the Nasdaq edged up after Amgen's profit beat expectations.

Exxon Mobil shares fell 4 percent to $79.52 while Chevron was down 4.2 percent at $89.06 after quarterly profits slumped on falling oil prices.

Amgen rose 4.7 percent to $179.64 after the world's largest biotechnology company reported higher-than-expected second-quarter results.

Wall Street opened higher after an historically weak reading of U.S wage growth lent weight to the view that the Fed could delay a rate increase.   Continuación...