US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as private jobs data weighs

miércoles 4 de mayo de 2016 09:57 GYT

* ADP report shows 156,000 jobs added in April vs. est. 196,000

* Priceline falls after forecast misses expectations

* Zillow jumps after raising full-year revenue forecast

* Indexes down: Dow 0.49 pct, S&P 0.48 pct, Nasdaq 0.49 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

May 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower for the second straight day on Wednesday after weak private jobs data added to worries about global growth.

The ADP private sector employment report showed that 156,000 jobs were added in April. The number fell way below the 196,000 jobs estimated by economists who were surveyed by Reuters.

The report is a precursor to the more comprehensive government nonfarm payrolls data, which is expected on Friday.

The U.S. Federal Reserve, which held monetary policy steady last week, is keeping a keen eye on data, while leaving the door open for a rate hike in June.   Continuación...