US STOCKS-Wall St flat after Greek leftists' victory; energy stocks up

lunes 26 de enero de 2015 15:00 GYT

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By Lucas Iberico Lozada

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as fears that a leftist victory in Greece would bring fresh crisis to the Eurozone were offset by a slight recovery in energy stocks.

The leftist, anti-bailout Syriza party won decisively in Greek parliamentary elections on Sunday, after running a campaign promising to take on Greece's international lenders and bring about an end to austerity measures.

While the United States has limited direct exposure to Greece's relatively small economy, extended volatility in the region could hurt multinational companies.

"There was a lot of trepidation in the market going into the Greek election ... but by this morning the Syriza win was priced into the market already," said Robert Francello, head of equity trading for Apex Capital in San Francisco.

At 1:58 p.m. (1858 GMT) the Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.09 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,687.69, the S&P 500 gained 4.98 points, or 0.24 percent, to 2,056.8 and the Nasdaq Composite added 13.75 points, or 0.29 percent, to 4,771.63.   Continuación...