US STOCKS-Wall Street sinks with oil; Nasdaq at lowest since August

viernes 15 de enero de 2016 12:00 GYT
 

* S&P 500, Dow hit lowest since Sept. 29

* Energy stocks hit as oil drops 5 pct

* All 30 Dow stocks in the red

* Intel down on growth worries

* Indexes down: Dow 2.18 pct, S&P 2 pct, Nasdaq 2.47 pct (Adds details, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street sank on Friday morning, with the Nasdaq hitting its lowest since Aug. 24 and the Dow briefly dropping below 16,000, as oil prices dived to less than $30 per barrel.

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit their lowest since Sept. 29 amid a broad selloff. All 10 major S&P sectors in the red and all 30 Dow components lower. The beaten-down energy sector's 3.21 percent slide led the declines.

Brent crude prices, which have fallen 20 percent this year, were down nearly 5 percent as the market braced for oil from Iran to flood an already oversupplied market.   Continuación...