US STOCKS-Wall St dips as energy, health stocks offset BofA boost

lunes 17 de octubre de 2016 10:01 GYT

* Bank of America up after profit rises

* Hasbro rises on better-than-expected results

* Oil prices drop weighs on energy stocks

* Indexes down: Dow 0.15 pct, S&P 0.13 pct, Nasdaq 0.2 pct (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Wall Street was lower on Monday morning as a dip in energy and healthcare stocks more than offset the boost to financials from Bank of America strong results.

The S&P 500 financial index was the top boost to the benchmark index, rising 0.16 percent after Bank of America reported its first profit rise in three quarter and also topped estimates. The stock was up 0.3 percent.

Oil fell more than 1 percent as a rising U.S. rig count left investors worrying about the prolonged glut. The energy sector's 0.54 percent drop was the steepest among the 11 S&P sectors.

Declines in Merck and Anthem pulled down the healthcare sector 0.29 percent.   Continuación...