US STOCKS-Wall St flat as Fed decision awaited

* Fed policy statement due at 2 p.m. ET

* Netflix jumps after Goldman raises PT

* Media stocks bounce on AT&T-Time Warner ruling

* Indexes up: Dow 0.01 pct, S&P 0.05 pct, Nasdaq 0.34 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Sruthi Shankar

June 13 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of a widely expected interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, with focus on its guidance on the economy and monetary policy.

With the 25 basis point rate hike almost certain, market participants will parse the central bank’s statement for clues on whether it will raise rates three or four times in 2018. The announcement is due at 2:00 p.m. ET.

“The uncertainty is whether or not the Fed talks about some of the political stuff going on in D.C. and concerns about trade,” said Willie Delwiche, investment strategist at Robert W. Baird in Milwaukee.

“If they were just about what’s going on in the economy, then it would be talking about a fourth rate hike, so the market’s prepared for that.”

Traders are betting a 91.3 percent chance of a rate hike on Wednesday, but are almost evenly split about a fourth rate increase in December, according to the CME Group’s Fedwatch tool.

The two-year Treasury yield, which is sensitive to Fed interest rate hikes, was last up at 2.54 percent.

At 12:42 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.99 points, or 0.01 percent, at 25,323.72, the S&P 500 was up 1.30 points, or 0.05 percent, at 2,788.15 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 26.58 points, or 0.34 percent, at 7,730.37.

A landmark ruling that approved AT&T’s $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner put the spotlight on media and telecom shares.

Shares of HBO channel owner Time Warner rose 3.1

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