US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq end higher with energy; Dow down 6th day

jueves 16 de octubre de 2014 17:34 GYT

* Google shares down after the bell following results

* Netflix tumbles after quarterly results

* Initial jobless claims lowest in 14 years

* Indexes: Dow down 0.2 pct, S&P up 0.01 pct, Nasdaq up 0.1 pct (Updates close with volume, Google down after the bell)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out slight gains on Thursday after another choppy session, as economic data eased fears about the potential effect of a weakening global economy on the United States.

The Dow closed down for sixth straight session, matching a six-day losing streak in August of last year and leaving the index down 2.8 percent for the year so far.

Providing some support to the market, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg Television the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its bond buying stimulus for now given a drop in inflation expectations.

Economic data showed initial jobless claims fell to their lowest level in 14 years, and industrial output rose sharply in September.   Continuación...