US STOCKS-Wall St near flat; Internet names gain

jueves 1 de mayo de 2014 14:56 GYT

* Yelp shares rally on results, boosting Internet names

* Textron and Cardinal Health fall after results

* Dow down 0.3 pct, S&P 500 down 0.2 pct, Nasdaq up 0.04 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were nearly flat on Thursday as gains in Internet shares were offset by a decline in Exxon Mobil.

Exxon reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations, but its shares dipped 1 percent to $101.43 and led the way down for the S&P 500.

Shares of Cardinal Health and Textron, which reported some disappointing quarterly results, also limited gains.

Facebook, up 2.2 percent at $61.06, and other Internet shares were among the day's better performers, helped by strong results from Yelp, whose shares gained 9.5 percent to $63.85.

Netflix Inc rose 4.4 percent to $336.28 while TripAdvisor Inc added 3.5 percent to $83.58.   Continuación...