US STOCKS-S&P ends flat ahead of jobs report; Internet names gain

jueves 1 de mayo de 2014 17:09 GYT

* Yelp shares rally on results, boosting Internet names

* LinkedIn down after the bell

* Auto sales upbeat; U.S. payrolls due Friday

* Dow down 0.1 pct, S&P 500 down 0.01 pct, Nasdaq up 0.3 pct (Updates close with volume, Expedia, LinkedIn down after the bell)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 ended nearly flat on Thursday as investors paused ahead of Friday's jobs report, though gains in Internet shares helped lift the Nasdaq.

The Dow eased back into negative territory for the year, a day after closing at its first record high of 2014.

The April jobs report, which is expected to show U.S. employment rose at its fastest clip in five months based on a Reuters survey of economists, could further confirm the economic momentum is back on track after a dismal winter.

Thursday's U.S. April car sales showed a rebound from the winter, and General Motors shares gained 1.2 percent to $34.90. They followed an upbeat view of the economy from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.   Continuación...