US STOCKS-Apple drags down Wall Street

jueves 8 de septiembre de 2016 10:03 GYT

* Apple drops 2.1 pct

* Weekly jobless claims fell to 259,000 last week

* ECB leaves monetary policy unchanged

* Indexes down: Dow 0.29 pct, S&P 0.22 pct, Nasdaq 0.33 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Apple weighed on the three major U.S. stock indexes on Thursday morning, a day after the tech giant unveiled the new iPhone 7 that failed to impress Wall Street.

Shares of Apple fell 2.1 percent, their steepest decline since June 24 when the markets witnessed a broad selloff after the result of the Brexit vote.

The S&P 500 information technology index fell 0.51 percent and was the biggest loser among the benchmark's 10 major sectors.

Investor reaction to an unexpected drop in weekly jobless claims and the European Central Bank's decision was largely muted.   Continuación...