US STOCKS-S&P 500 flat, on track to close slightly lower on week

viernes 27 de junio de 2014 12:01 GYT

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By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, June 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were flat on Friday, pointing to a week of modest losses as recent data painted a mixed picture of economic growth, though Wall Street's 2014 rally was expected to continue into the second half of the year.

The S&P 500 was 0.3 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 5.9 percent year-to-date.

U.S. consumer sentiment rose more than expected, 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...