US STOCKS-Wall St mixed as expectations grow for Sept rate hike

martes 9 de junio de 2015 11:22 GYT

* U.S. small business confidence in May hits 5-month high

* April job openings surge to record high

* Lululemon up after raising full-year forecast

* Apple falls, weighing on the three indexes

* Indexes: Dow up 0.1 pct, S&P up 0.09 pct, Nasdaq down 0.36 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

June 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mixed in late morning trading on Tuesday, following three straight days of decline, as another batch of strong economic data gave weight to views that the U.S. Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in September.

Growing expectations that the Fed could raise interest rates sooner rather than later pushed the blue-chip Dow index into negative territory for 2015 on Monday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes touched their lowest in over a month.

The selloff in U.S. stocks in the past few sessions followed a series of encouraging economic reports, including stronger-than-expected May jobs data on Friday.   Continuación...