US STOCKS-Wall St little changed near record highs after mixed data

viernes 30 de mayo de 2014 11:01 GYT

* Consumer spending dips; inflation below Fed's target, but rising

* Chicago PMI handily beats forecast

* Big Lots shares jump after results

* Dow off 0.2 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq down 0.1 pct (Updates to morning trading, adds comment)

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on the last trading session of the month on Friday after traders shrugged off mixed economic data.

The S&P 500 opened at an intraday record high and market participants see little in the way of further gains until next week, when payrolls data and a meeting at the European Central Bank will be the major catalysts.

U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in a year in April after two months of solid gains, but the decline probably will not change expectations for a rebound in growth this quarter. An inflation gauge rose at its quickest pace since November 2012 while business activity in the U.S. Midwest rose in May at its strongest pace since October 2013.

Equity markets continue to keep an eye on Treasury yields. The 10-year note yield rose after the strong Chicago PMI data, but remained below 2.5 percent, near an 11-month low hit during Thursday's session.   Continuación...