US STOCKS-Wall St little changed near record; banks slip

miércoles 12 de noviembre de 2014 13:30 GYT

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By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as investors saw little reason to push indexes significantly higher a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs for a fifth straight session.

Financial companies lost ground 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, which will pay $1.02 billion to settle the probe, dipped 0.8 percent to $53.39. JPMorgan Chase, which is also facing a penalty, fell 1.4 percent to $60.49 as the biggest drag on the S&P 500, while the S&P financial index lost 0.3 percent.

Tuesday's S&P 500 record marked its 40th new closing high of the year, versus 45 in 2013. The last five-day streak of record highs was in May 2013, and the next longest was eight days in June 1997. The Dow is on a 6-session winning run, its longest since June.   Continuación...