US STOCKS-Wall St lower as Wal-Mart drags, oil pares gains
* Wal-Mart falls after cutting forecast
* IBM up on Morgan Stanley upgrade
* Oil pull back after U.S. stockpiles rise
* Indexes down: Dow 0.22 pct, S&P 0.45 pct, Nasdaq 0.73 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)
By Abhiram Nandakumar
Feb 18 (Reuters) - Wall Street fell late on Thursday morning after a slump in Wal-Mart weighed on consumer stocks, oil prices retreated and sectors that drove the three-day rally gave up some gains.
Eight of the 10 major S&P sectors were lower, led by the 1.14 percent drop in energy shares.
Crude oil prices, whose performance has been tightly tied to the stock market, dropped from session highs after a report showed U.S. crude stocks rose last week. Brent crude was flat.
Wal-Mart slumped 4.4 percent to $63.23 after the retailer reported a lower quarterly profit and gave a lackluster sales outlook. The stock was the biggest drag on the Dow and also dragged down other consumer stocks. Continuación...