US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St slides late, S&P caps worst month since Jan 2016

NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks sold off late to end sharply lower on Wednesday, dragged down by worries over higher interest rates, and the Dow and S&P 500 capped their worst months since January 2016.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 382.07 points, or 1.5 percent, to 25,027.96, the S&P 500 lost 30.48 points, or 1.11 percent, to 2,713.8 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 57.35 points, or 0.78 percent, to 7,273.01. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch Editing by James Dalgleish)