REFILE-US STOCKS-S&P, Nasdaq edge down with Apple; Dow ends at record high

miércoles 25 de febrero de 2015 17:39 GYT
 

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* HP drops after results, outlook

* New home sales fall less than expected

* Indexes: Dow up 0.1 pct, S&P down 0.1 pct, Nasdaq down 0.02 pct

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 closed down and the Nasdaq snapped a 10-session winning streak on Wednesday as investors took profits in Apple shares, while the Dow eked out another record high close.

Boosting the Dow were consumer discretionary shares including McDonald's, up 3.9 percent at 98.66, which also helped to limit losses on the S&P 500.

The S&P 500 consumer discretionary index added 0.8 percent, with shares of TJX up 3.3 percent at $69.38 after results. Target edged up 0.3 percent to $77.15 after a stronger-than-expected jump in same-store sales and profits for the fourth quarter.

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