CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall St to open flat after six-day run, mixed overseas data

lunes 23 de junio de 2014 09:08 GYT

(Corrects fifth paragraph to show that Markit flash U.S. PMI data is due out at 9:45 a.m. EDT, not 9:00 a.m.)

* Flash PMI, existing home sales data due

* Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln

* Oracle to buy Micros for $68 per share

* Futures: Dow off 4 pts, S&P up 0.75 pt, Nasdaq off 1.25 pts

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Monday after a six-day rally in the benchmark S&P 500, as upbeat manufacturing data in China was offset by soft readings on business activity in Europe.

* The HSBC/Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.8 in June from May's final reading of 49.4, beating a Reuters poll forecast of 49.7 and creeping above the 50-point level that separates growth in activity from contraction. It was the first time in six months that activity in China's factory sector had expanded, thanks to a surge in new orders.

* But Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the euro zone fell to 52.8 from May's 53.5, well below the estimate for 53.5 in a Reuters survey, with France being a notable laggard and showing contraction.   Continuación...