US STOCKS-Wall St edges up in volatile trading, S&P hits record

jueves 6 de noviembre de 2014 12:48 GYT

* Energy continues recent slide, raising demand worries

* Genworth, Qualcomm both slump following results

* Whole Foods rallies in bright spot for market

* Indexes up: Dow 0.2 pct, S&P 500, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to midday trading)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose slightly in a volatile session on Thursday, with investors cheered that Europe would step in with more stimulus if needed, though continued weakness in energy shares and some lackluster results kept a lid on gains.

Major indexes fluctuated between positive and negative territory; the S&P 500 fell as much as 0.4 percent before rising as much as 0.2 percent, inching up to another record high.

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated support for additional measures to support the economy, if necessary, and said the ECB governing council was unanimous in its commitment to using additional unconventional measures to support the economy.

While investors were encouraged that central banks would continue to support the market, there were also concerns that such measures were still necessary.   Continuación...