US STOCKS-Wall Street flat as Apple-led tech gains offset energy losses

miércoles 14 de septiembre de 2016 10:04 GYT

* Oil prices extend losses, down 1.15 pct

* Apple rises for 3rd day in a row; boosts all indexes

* Sarepta jumps as key drug critic leaves FDA

* Indexes up: Dow 0.07 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.29 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday as gains in technology stocks, led by Apple, were offset by a decline in energy stocks on the back of lower oil prices.

Apple was up 1.6 percent, giving the three major indexes their biggest boost and rising for the third day in a row on reports of strong demand for the new iPhones.

The technology sector was up 0.38 percent, one of the six gainers among the 10 major S&P 500 indexes. That was in sharp contrast to the declines in all sectors on Tuesday.

U.S. stocks have swung wildly since Friday on contrasting comments from Federal Reserve officials on whether the central bank would raise interest rates at its Sept. 20-21 meeting.   Continuación...