US STOCKS-Wall St drops as weak oil weighs on energy shares

miércoles 10 de agosto de 2016 11:34 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 10 (Reuters) - Wall Street was down on Wednesday as weak oil prices weighed on energy stocks, a day after the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs.

Oil prices fell 1.36 percent in choppy trading after the U.S. government reported a surprise crude stockpile build.

The S&P 500 energy index fell 0.78 percent. Exxon Mobil's 1.2 percent drop was the top drag on the S&P 500 and the Dow.

A rally since late June has left the S&P up nearly 7 percent in 2016, as expectations of continued low interest rates encourage investors to buy into equities. The benchmark index has hit four record intraday highs this month.

However, trading was low on Wednesday in the absence of market-moving information in a traditionally low volume season.   Continuación...