US STOCKS-Futures fall after latest Dow, S&P records

miércoles 12 de noviembre de 2014 09:37 GYT
 

* Macy's climbs after earnings

* BB&T to buy Susquehanna Bancshares for $2.5 bln

* Wholesale inventory data due

* Futures off: Dow 76 pts, S&P 8.5 pts, Nasdaq 14 pts (Adds premarket actives)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday, putting major indexes on track to retreat a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs for a fifth straight session.

* Financial companies will be in focus after global regulators fined five major banks - including UBS AG , HSBC Holdings Plc and Citigroup Inc - $3.4 billion for failing to stop their traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange market. Citigroup shares dipped 0.6 percent to $53.48 before the opening bell.

* Tuesday's record close for the S&P 500 marked its 40th new closing high for the year, versus 45 in 2013. The last time the index closed at a record high for five straight days was in May 2013, with the next longest streak being an 8-day run in June 1997. The Dow is on a 6-day winning streak, its longest run since June.

* The S&P 500 has rallied more than 9.5 percent from a six-month low in October, buoyed by supportive economic data and solid corporate earnings. For the year so far, the index is up 10.4 percent.   Continuación...