US STOCKS-Wall St ends flat with Fed, BOJ up next

martes 20 de septiembre de 2016 16:23 GYT

* Fed statement due at 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday

* Bank of Japan meeting also in focus

* Tobira Therapeutics soars 700 pct on Allergan deal

* Indexes up: Dow 0.05 pct, S&P 0.03 pct, Nasdaq 0.12 pct (Updates with close of U.S. market)

By Lewis Krauskopf

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street ended little changed on Tuesday as healthcare gains countered declines in energy shares, a day before highly anticipated outcomes of monetary policy meetings in the United States and Japan.

Though the Federal Reserve is not expected to raise rates on Wednesday, investors will comb the U.S. central bank's statement for any clues about whether it will hike in coming months.

The Bank of Japan is expected to further ease its ultra-loose policies, according to a Reuters poll of economists.

"Not many think the Fed is going to hike tomorrow, but whether they change the language to get a little more hawkish, there's been conversation around that," said Walter Todd, chief investment officer at Greenwood Capital in Greenwood, South Carolina.   Continuación...