US STOCKS-Wall St falls from records, led by technology stocks

martes 3 de marzo de 2015 17:33 GYT

(Updates to afternoon, commentary)

* Auto sales fall short of expectations

* Netanyahu warns Obama against Iran deal

* Technology stocks fall after Nasdaq milestone

* Indexes off: Dow 0.47 pct, S&P 0.45 pct, Nasdaq 0.56 pct

By Sinead Carew

NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks finished down on Tuesday, a day after the S&P and Dow hit records, and the Nasdaq retreated with technology stocks.

Soft auto sales numbers and Iran commentary also gave some investors pause after a strong run-up for major indexes in February. Traders were also waiting for a slew of economic data later this week, culminating with the monthly payrolls report.

"We just came a little too far fast. It made sense to have little bit of a pullback here," said Brian Lazorishak, portfolio manager at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Virginia.   Continuación...