US STOCKS-Apple, Boeing keep Wall St afloat; energy weighs

miércoles 28 de enero de 2015 13:17 GYT
 

* Apple posts largest corporate profit in history

* Energy shares track U.S. crude futures lower

* Fed meeting underway, statement due at 1900 GMT

* Indexes: Dow up 0.3 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.3 pct (Updates to midday)

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were buoyed on Wednesday by earnings including Apple and Boeing, but a sharp drop in energy shares cut into gains, leaving indexes little changed.

The Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year is under way, and the Fed is expected to signal it remains on track to begin raising interest rates later this year.

The Nasdaq Composite outperformed, powered by a 6.9 percent advance in Apple shares to $116.71. Apple smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season, which helped the company post the largest quarterly profit in corporate history.

Boeing added 6 percent to $140.41 after handily beating top- and bottom-line expectations.   Continuación...