US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as oil prices recover

lunes 13 de junio de 2016 11:24 GYT

* Oil prices recover; now up 0.3 pct

* Microsoft drags all three indexes on LinkedIn takeover

* Exxon gives biggest boost to S&P

* Indexes: Dow up 0.11 pct, S&P down 0.03 pct, Nasdaq down 0.2 pct (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as a recovery in oil prices limited earlier losses, a day before the Federal Reserve commences its policy meeting.

Oil heavyweights Exxon and Chevron rose about 1 percent after oil prices snapped a two-day losing streak. Exxon gave the biggest boost to the S&P 500.

Seven of the 10 major S&P sectors were higher with the energy index's 0.85 percent gain leading the advancers.

However, Microsoft's 2.6 percent fall weighed on the three major indexes after the software company agreed to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. LinkedIn jumped 47 percent to $193.13.   Continuación...