US STOCKS-Futures little changed after volatile session

miércoles 10 de diciembre de 2014 08:43 GYT

* Chinese inflation hits five-yr low

* Costco, Toll Brothers edge up after earnings

* Futures off: Dow 14 pts, S&P 1.75 pts, Nasdaq 0.75 pts

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, a day after stocks staged an intraday rally to end nearly flat after a decline of as much as 1.3 percent.

* Stocks shook off worries about global weakness and political turmoil in Greece on Tuesday to erase a sharp decline as energy and technology shares rose.

* Energy shares will likely be in focus again, as Brent crude dropped below $66 a barrel to trade just above a five-year low on supply concerns. Oil prices have been under pressure from the dollar's strength and OPEC's decision against an output cut, with Brent down more than 40 percent from its June high.

* The S&P Energy sector is the worst performing of the 10 major S&P sectors for the year and the only group in negative territory. Falling oil prices have raised concerns about earnings for energy companies, with year-end tax selling bringing additional pressure on the group.

* After climbing to its most recent record high on Friday, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.7 percent and is up 10.6 percent from its October low.   Continuación...