US STOCKS-Wall St falls as lower oil prices weigh on energy stocks

miércoles 31 de agosto de 2016 10:00 GYT

* Oil prices drop about 1 percent

* ADP report: 177,000 jobs added in August vs est. 175,000

* Palo Alto drops after disappointing forecast

* Indexes down: Dow 0.19 pct, S&P 0.19 pct, Nasdaq 0.19 pct (Updates to open)

By Mamidipudi Soumithri and Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 31 (Reuters) - Wall Street was slightly lower on Wednesday, the last trading day of August, as a stronger dollar weighed on oil prices and materials companies.

Oil prices dropped about 1 percent as the dollar traded at three-week highs. Exxon fell 0.6 percent and was the top drag on the S&P.

The 0.74 percent drop in the S&P 500 energy index weighed on the benchmark.

Materials, which includes companies with large overseas operations, was off 0.62 percent.   Continuación...