US STOCKS-Wall St ends a bit lower a day after Dow, S&P set records

martes 3 de junio de 2014 16:52 GYT

* Semiconductors rally; Skyworks lifts outlook

* CBOE VIX ends up but well below historical average

* Dow off 0.1 pct; S&P 500 down 0.04 pct; Nasdaq off 0.1 pct (Updates to close)

By Angela Moon

NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped in thin volume on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 retreating from Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains. A rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses.

About half of the 10 primary S&P 500 sector indexes were down for the day, led by telecom, which fell 1 percent.

Monday marked the Dow's second straight record closing high, while it was the third consecutive record close for the S&P 500. However, recent advances were made on light volume, indicating that the rally has lacked conviction.

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 21.29 points or 0.13 percent, to end at 16,722.34. The S&P 500 inched down just 0.73 of a point or 0.04 percent, to 1,924.24. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.12 points or 0.07 percent, to 4,234.08.

Google Inc shares fell 1.7 percent to $544.51, weighing on the Nasdaq.   Continuación...