US STOCKS-Wall St edges lower, on track for weekly loss

viernes 27 de junio de 2014 10:34 GYT

* Nike rallies after results; DuPont cuts outlook, shares fall

* Russell reconstitution may drive up volume at close

* Consumer sentiment rises in June: U Mich

* Indexes down: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to open, adds analyst comment and data)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, June 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell slightly on Friday as investors found few reasons to keep buying as economic data painted a mixed picture of economic growth, though equities continued to be viewed as a better deal than other assets.

The S&P 500 is less than 1 percent away from a record closing high hit last week, but breaking decisively above that level may be difficult amid a dearth of catalysts. Still, with the second quarter nearing a close, the S&P 500 is up about 5.8 percent year-to-date.

U.S. consumer sentiment rose more than expected in June, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final June reading, though that follows weak reads on consumer spending and first-quarter economic activity earlier this week.   Continuación...