US STOCKS-Wall St at session lows as rate hike looms; commods weigh

jueves 12 de noviembre de 2015 14:05 GYT

* Commodity prices weigh on materials, energy shares

* Fed's Dudley says conditions ripe for rate hike

* Kohl's quarterly results leads rally in retailers

* PayPal hit by WSJ report on rival service by Apple

* Indexes down: Dow 1.14 pct, S&P 0.93 pct, Nasdaq 0.56 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks hit session lows in early afternoon trading on Thursday, as a fall in commodity prices weighed on energy and materials stocks, and comments by several Federal Reserve policymakers pointed to an interest-rate hike next month.

The rout hit all 10 major S&P sectors and pushed the Dow and S&P 500 below their 200-day moving averages.

Investors are keeping a watchful eye on whether the Fed will raise interest rates off near-zero levels in December, as is widely expected after Friday's strong jobs data.   Continuación...