US STOCKS-Wall St flat; GE leads industrials lower

viernes 22 de julio de 2016 10:06 GYT

* GE falls 2.2 percent on disappointing results

* Honeywell drops 4.8 pct after forecast cut

* Defensive stocks among gainers

* Indexes up: Dow 0.09 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.16 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were flat on Friday morning as disappointing results from industrials including GE dented investors optimism about earnings and prevented Wall Street from aiming for new highs.

GE, long considered a bellwether for the U.S. economy, dropped 2.2 percent to $31.85 after its report.

The stock was the biggest loser on the Dow and the biggest drag on the S&P 500. It led the industrials sector down 0.8 percent.

Another drag on the sector was Honeywell, falling 4.8 percent after it lowered its full-year sales forecast.   Continuación...