US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Morgan Stanley results disappoint

lunes 19 de octubre de 2015 09:56 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday after a swathe of weak results led by Morgan Stanley and Halliburton.

Morgan Stanley's shares fell 6.2 percent to $31.83 after the bank's profit fell for the second straight quarter. The stock was the second-largest drag on the S&P 500 index.

The bank's results capped mostly downbeat quarterly results from major U.S. banks with struggling trading businesses.

Citigroup, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo slipped about half a percent. Goldman fell about 1 percent to $183.47 and was the biggest drag on the Dow Jones industrial average.   Continuación...