US STOCKS-S&P boosted by energy shares; Nasdaq, Dow flat

martes 26 de abril de 2016 12:58 GYT

* Fed's two-day meeting to begin at 1 pm ET

* March durable goods order miss expectations

* Apple, Ebay, AT&T to report after the bell

* Dow up 0.08 pct, S&P up 0.17 pct, Nasdaq down 0.09 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

April 26 (Reuters) - Energy shares lifted the S&P 500, while the Dow and Nasdaq remained little changed as investors await the outcome of a two-day meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

U.S. stocks had opened slightly higher, with the Dow briefly crossing the 18,000 mark, as oil prices rose 2.9 percent due to a weaker dollar and hopes for an easing of the oil glut.

Oil majors Exxon and Chevron were up about 1 percent and gave the biggest boost to the S&P 500.

Markets see no chance of an interest rate increase at the meeting that is set to begin on Tuesday but have priced in a one-in-five chance of a hike at the meeting in June. Fed officials have repeatedly said a hike in June is on the cards.   Continuación...