US STOCKS-Apple weighs on Wall St; energy shares a boost

jueves 8 de septiembre de 2016 15:15 GYT

* Apple shares fall the most since Brexit vote result

* ECB leaves monetary policy unchanged

* Indexes down: Dow 0.2 pct, S&P 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.5 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

Sept 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday, weighed down by Apple after its iPhone 7 failed to impress Wall Street, while gains in energy shares limited the decline.

Apple fell 2.5 percent to $105.71, its steepest decline since June 24 when Britain's vote to leave the European Union unleashed a massive selloff.

The company also said it would not release first-weekend sales of the new iPhone, limiting analysts' early visibility into the popularity of the product unveiled Wednesday.

The S&P 500 information technology index fell 0.9 percent and was the biggest loser among the benchmark's 10 major sectors, while the S&P energy index was up 1.7 percent following sharp gains in oil prices.

U.S. stocks have been trading in a tight range in recent months as investors try to assess the outlook for U.S. interest rates, the health of the U.S. economy and other issues.   Continuación...