US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as energy stocks weigh

lunes 1 de agosto de 2016 10:07 GYT

* Oil prices fall 1.9 pct

* SolarCity falls after Tesla says to buy the company

* Fleetmatics jumps after Verizon's $2.4 bln buyout offer

* Dow down 0.16 pct, S&P down 0.16 pct, Nasdaq up 0.01 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

Aug 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Monday as a drop in oil prices weighed on energy stocks.

Oil prices fell 1.9 percent due to increases in OPEC production and U.S. oil rig additions. Oil majors Exxon and Chevron were down 1.5 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.

The S&P 500 index hit a new intra-day high on Friday for the seventh time in a month, while the Nasdaq ended July with a rise of 6.6 percent.

Growth in U.S. gross domestic product in the second quarter came in below expectations, fuelling speculation that the Federal Reserve may not pull the trigger on interest rates anytime soon.   Continuación...