US STOCKS-Futures flat with Dow, S&P at record levels

lunes 2 de junio de 2014 07:24 GYT

* Dow, S&P 500 may come off fourth month of gains

* VIX near multi-month lows, may be a sign of complacency

* Ariad soars in premarket trading after drug comments

* Futures up: Dow 16 pts, S&P 1.2 pt, Nasdaq 4 pts

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, June 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to keep pushing shares higher with the Dow and S&P 500 at record levels.

* Equities have been strong performers lately, with the Dow and S&P ending their fourth straight monthly rise in May and the Nasdaq up for its third straight week last week. However, those gains have recently come on anemic volume, a trend that looks to continue Monday, suggesting the rise lacks conviction.

* Wall Street investors continue to closely watch U.S. Treasury yields. The 10-year note's yield remains below 2.5 percent, near an 11-month low hit during Thursday's session. Low yields could help boost dividend-paying stocks, including in the telecom and utility sectors.

* The CBOE Volatility index continues to hover around lows not seen since March 2013. That the so-called "fear index" is so low has many, including officials at the Federal Reserve, concerned the market is complacent.   Continuación...