REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St lower as health care stocks slump

martes 6 de octubre de 2015 13:48 GYT

* IMF cuts global growth view for second time

* Nasdaq biotech index down 5 pct

* DuPont jumps as CEO resigns, limits losses on Dow

* Indexes down: Dow 0.05 pct, S&P 0.62 pct, Nasdaq 1.28 pct (Corrects to Update 4 from Update 1)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell in afternoon trading on Tuesday as a rout in healthcare stocks resumed and as an IMF report added to worries about global growth.

A surge in DuPont's stock helped limit losses on the Dow and, to some extent, on the S&P, but the Nasdaq fell more than 1 percent following a sharp drop in biotech stocks.

The S&P health index was down 3 percent, the worst performing sector among the ten major S&P sectors. The sector has been under intense scrutiny over high prices for drug.

The Nasdaq biotechnology index was down 5 percent. At one point the index was down 6.6 percent, set for its biggest intraday drop since August 2011.   Continuación...