US STOCKS- S&P 500, Nasdaq break 3-day slide but Dow dips

martes 14 de octubre de 2014 16:41 GYT

* Indexes close well below session highs

* S&P energy index in correction territory

* Citigroup climbs after results

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

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended up slightly on Tuesday, breaking a three-day string of declines that marked their worst losses since 2011, while the Dow finished lower for a fourth session on lingering worries about global demand.

While the S&P closed in positive territory, it was well off its session highs of more than 1 percent and did little to put investors at ease about the market's recent selloff.

The benchmark index has lost 6.6 percent since its Sept. 18 record closing high and is now up just 1.6 percent for the year, while the Dow is down 1.6 percent since Dec. 31.

"Today's action is typical of a market that hasn't completed its downward course," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.   Continuación...