US STOCKS-Wall St wobbles as health stocks, oil prices drop

lunes 11 de enero de 2016 14:12 GYT
 

* Oil prices fall for sixth day in a row

* Freeport, Caterpillar, DuPont drop

* McKesson, Celgene slump on weak profit forecasts

* Alcoa to kick off earnings season after close

* Indexes down: Dow 0.1 pct, S&P 0.36 pct, Nasdaq 0.63 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Wall Street struggled for gains in volatile trading on Monday, weighed down by healthcare stocks and oil prices hitting fresh 12-year lows, ahead of the start of corporate earnings season.

The S&P energy sector down 2.23 percent, and materials sector, off 1.6 percent, faced the brunt of a near 6 percent slide in oil prices.

The health sector was down 1.38 percent, dragged down by Celgene and McKesson. The utilities sector's 0.65 percent gain led the four advancing S&P sectors.   Continuación...