US STOCKS-Health stocks help Wall St limit losses as energy drags

lunes 9 de mayo de 2016 12:55 GYT

* Oil prices drop; Materials hit by weak China data

* Lending Club slumps as CEO resigns after internal probe

* Krispy Kreme jumps after agreeing to be taken private

* Dow down 0.24 pct, S&P up 0.09 pct, Nasdaq up 0.43 pct (Adds details, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

May 9 (Reuters) - The Dow and the S&P 500 were little changed in early afternoon trading on Monday, with declines in energy and materials stocks being offset by a bounce in healthcare shares, which boosted the Nasdaq.

Oil prices fell more than 2.5 percent after traders took in their stride the impact of wildfires on Canada's oil output and after another U.S. inventory build.

A bigger-than-expected drop in China's imports and exports in April pointed to weak demand in the world's second-biggest economy and weighed on materials stocks.

Caterpillar's 3.3 percent drop weighed the most on the Dow, while Berkshire's 1.6 percent fall dragged on the S&P.   Continuación...