US STOCKS-Wall St little changed after more strong economic data

martes 9 de junio de 2015 12:55 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 for fourth session, weighs on Nasdaq and S&P

* Indexes: Dow up 0.11 pct, S&P up 0.12 pct, Nasdaq down 0.25 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

June 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon 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 upbeat economic reports, including stronger-than-expected May jobs data on Friday.   Continuación...