US STOCKS-Energy slide drags down indexes

miércoles 23 de marzo de 2016 12:59 GYT

* Crude falls more 2 pct

* Nike down after revenue misses estimates

* Yum Brands up on talks to sell stake in China business

* Indexes down: Dow 0.16 pct, S&P 0.35 pct, Nasdaq 0.73 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

March 23 (Reuters) - A decline in energy stocks weighed on Wall Street on a quiet Wednesday as investors shied away from big bets after the Brussels attacks and ahead of the long Easter weekend.

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent after data showing a rise in U.S. stockpiles last week rekindled worries about a global glut.

Gold and metals prices also fell as the dollar strengthened on hawkish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers.

The Dow Jones industrial average held on to meager gains for the year after a five-week rally helped the market recover from a steep selloff at the start of 2016. The S&P 500 flip-flopped between gains and losses for the year.   Continuación...