REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St to dip at open after latest records, Nasdaq 5,000

martes 3 de marzo de 2015 10:10 GYT

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* Auto sales expected throughout session

* Best Buy climbs in premarket after results

* Citigroup to sell OneMain Financial to Springleaf Holdings

* Futures off: Dow 38 pts, S&P 5.75 pts, Nasdaq 9.25 pts

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set for a modestly lower open on Tuesday, after the Dow and S&P marched to new record highs and the Nasdaq topped the 5,000 mark for the first time in 15 years.

The Nasdaq notched its first close above the 5,000 milestone since March 10, 2000, buoyed by merger activity, for only the third close above that level in the history of the index. The Dow and S&P closed at their latest records as economic data pointed to a slowly improving economy.

"The market is naturally settling in, taking a breather until the scales tip either way to commence the next move to continued to new heights or a consolidated pullback," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey.   Continuación...