Apple worries weigh on US markets
(Close): Concerns about slowing sales at Apple dragged the company's share price down on Thursday, causing losses on the wider Nasdaq index.
Apple was temporarily forced to give up its title of most valuable company and ended the day down 2.4%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 9.38 points to 17,720.50 off the back of gains in oil prices.
Monsanto was one of the day's best performing stocks, following reports that Bayer and BASF are planning bids.
Shares in the world's largest seed producer were up 8.4%.
US fashion house Ralph Lauren said sales were down, but by less than expected. The better-than-expected corporate statement boosted its shares by 2.8%.