US STOCK-Gains in tech stocks help Nasdaq touch record high

miércoles 7 de septiembre de 2016 10:06 GYT
 

* Apple to launch iPhone 7 later on Wednesday

* Western Digital jumps on raised forecast

* Chipotle rises after Pershing Square takes stake

* Dow down 0.05 pct, S&P down 0.02 pct, Nasdaq up 0.08 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 7 (Reuters) - The Nasdaq touched a record intraday high on Wednesday, helped by gains in technology shares, while the S&P 500 index and the Dow were little changed.

The technology index rose 0.2 percent and hovered near its highest level since 2000, after Facebook hit a record high on a Morgan Stanley upgrade.

Western Digital jumped 9 percent and was among the top percentage gainers on the S&P and the Nasdaq after the company raised its profit forecast for the first quarter.

The Federal Reserve is scheduled to release its Beige Book - a summary of commentary on economic conditions - later in the day that will be parsed by investors for rate-hike clues.   Continuación...