US STOCKS-Apple, energy stocks drag down Wall St

jueves 2 de junio de 2016 10:01 GYT

* OPEC keeps oil output policy unchanged

* ECB keeps interest rates unchanged

* Apple drops on Goldman price target cut

* Indexes down: Dow 0.25 pct, S&P 0.26 pct, Nasdaq 0.19 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Thursday morning, weighed down by a fall in Apple as well as a drop in energy companies after OPEC failed to agree on output policy.

Oil prices dropped about 2 percent and the S&P energy index tumbled 1.13 percent. Major oil producers Exxon and Chevron were down about 1 percent.

Apple was down about 1.3 percent after Goldman Sachs cut its price target on the stock, citing lower growth expectations for the smartphone industry. The stock was the biggest drag on all three major indexes.

The European Central Bank kept its negative interest rates unchanged and President Mario Draghi said inflation would likely remain very low or negative in the next few months.   Continuación...