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

martes 9 de junio de 2015 17:09 GYT

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

* April U.S. job openings surge to record high

* Lululemon shares jump after raising full-year forecast

* Indexes: Dow down 0.01 pct, S&P up 0.04 pct, Nasdaq down 0.2 pct (Updates close with latest volume, Procter & Gamble gains)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, 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 rose 0.5 percent, led by a 1.5 percent gain in Procter & Gamble

"People are sick of timing the Fed when it comes to this sector. People don't want to miss the boat," said Andrew Frankel, co-president of Stuart Frankel & Co in New York regarding the rise in financial shares.   Continuación...