US STOCKS-Wall St ends flat; S&P 500 snaps 3-day losing streak

martes 9 de junio de 2015 16:35 GYT

* U.S. small-business confidence in May hits 5-month high

* April job openings surge to record high

* Lululemon up after raising full-year forecast

* Indexes: Dow down 0.01 pct, S&P up 0.04 pct, Nasdaq down 0.2 pct (Updates to close)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

June 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday though the S&P 500 snapped three days of losses as financial and consumer staples shares bounced.

Shares of biotech companies were among the biggest drags, including Biogen, down 1.1 percent at $382. The Nasdaq Biotech Index was down 0.7 percent.

The S&P financials were up 0.3 percent, helped by prospects for higher interest rates, while S&P consumer staples were up 0.5 percent.

Another batch of strong economic data underscored views that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in September.   Continuación...