US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as hawkish Fed fears ebb; Apple weighs

miércoles 27 de abril de 2016 15:10 GYT

* Apple falls after revenue slips for first time in 13 years

* Exxon shares hit year high after dividend hike

* Fed not hawkish enough to deter stock investors

* Dow up 0.2 pct, S&P down 0.1 pct, Nasdaq down 0.9 pct (Updates prices, adds Fed decision, changes byline, comment)

By Rodrigo Campos

April 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday after fears eased that the Federal Reserve would strongly signal it would raise interest rates in June, though a slump in Apple shares weighed on the Nasdaq index.

Stocks in the telecom and utilities sectors, seen as proxies for fixed income returns when Treasury yields are expected to remain low, rose sharply after the Fed's announcement. That indicates market participants expect U.S. government yields to remain subdued.

"The big takeaway here is they (the Fed) continued to be positive on the domestic economy," said John Bailer, senior portfolio manager at The Boston Company Asset Management. "They have taken out some of the risk on the global economy."

"It is slightly hawkish in my mind but not enough to get the market worried about it."   Continuación...