US STOCKS-Wall St set to open slightly lower, indexes near record

martes 6 de mayo de 2014 08:50 GYT

* Apple shares in spotlight after closing above $600

* Office Depot to close 400 U.S. stores, post loss

* U.S. trade deficit narrows in March, exports bounce back

* Futures: Dow off 14 pts; S&P off 1.5 pt; Nasdaq off 2 pt

NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a slightly lower open on Tuesday as investors hesitated to push the market higher, with major indexes near record levels.

* Data showed the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded, but the improvement was probably not enough to help first-quarter growth.

* Shares of Office Depot Inc jumped 10 percent in premarket trading even as it reported a quarterly loss and said it would shut at least 400 stores in the United States, hurt by competition from e-retailers, mass market chains and drugstores.

* Apple Inc shares were likely to be in the spotlight after the stock traded above $600 for the first time since late 2012. Shares were flat in premarket trading.

* Shares of Athenahealth Inc fell 12 percent in premarket trading, a day after hedge fund manager David Einhorn said his Greenlight Capital was betting against the company.   Continuación...