US STOCKS-Wall St drops as Apple weighs, Brexit vote looms

viernes 17 de junio de 2016 14:47 GYT

* Stocks resume declines after snapping 5-day losing streak

* Healthcare, tech biggest sector losers

* Energy shares climb along with oil prices

* Indexes down: Dow 0.28 pct, S&P 0.3 pct, Nasdaq 0.77 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

By Lewis Krauskopf

June 17 (Reuters) - Wall Street dropped on Friday as Apple shares weighed on major indexes and investors girded for Britain's vote next week on its European Union membership.

The three indexes were each on track to post weekly declines of at least 1 percent, as the possibility that Britain will vote to leave on June 23 has been rattling global markets. On Thursday, Wall Street had snapped a five-session streak of declines.

"I think it's investors taking positions off the table here going into the last weekend prior to the 'Brexit' vote," Chuck Carlson, chief executive officer at Horizon Investment Services in Hammond, Indiana, said of Friday's declines.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 49 points, or 0.28 percent, at 17,684.1 and the S&P 500 lost 6.23 points, or 0.3 percent, at 2,071.76.   Continuación...