US STOCKS-Wall St lower as health, consumer stocks decline

lunes 30 de noviembre de 2015 13:49 GYT

* November jobs data expected this week

* ECB expected to unveil monetary easing measures

* Yellen's speech in focus

* Indexes down: Dow 0.22 pct, S&P 0.24 pct, Nasdaq 0.41 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on Monday as health and consumer discretionary stocks declined and investors awaited key economic data including the November jobs report.

Still, the three major indexes were set to end the month higher for the second straight time.

Friday's non-farm payrolls report is in focus ahead of a mid-December meeting of the Federal Reserve. Economists polled by Reuters expect the economy to have added 200,000 jobs in November.

While the U.S. central bank is likely to raise interest rates for the first time since June 2006, the European Central Bank is expected to unveil fresh monetary easing measures on Thursday.   Continuación...