US STOCKS-Wall St flat as energy shares weigh

jueves 13 de noviembre de 2014 13:05 GYT

* Wal-Mart climbs after results

* Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from Procter & Gamble

* Initial jobless claims above expectations

* Indexes: Dow up 0.22 pct, S&P off 0.01 pct, Nasdaq up 0.04 pct (Updates to midday)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P retreating from their latest record highs, as a drop in energy shares offset gains in Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart shares climbed 3.6 percent to $82.05 as one of the biggest boosts to both the Dow and S&P 500 indexes after the retail giant posted a 2.9 percent increase in third-quarter revenue.

But energy names dragged, with the sector down 1.7 percent as Brent crude fell below $79 a barrel to its lowest since September 2010, while U.S. crude hit a low of $75.14.

U.S. weekly initial jobless claims rose to 290,000, above expectations for 280,000, but remained near a 14-year low, and stood below the 300,000 mark for a ninth straight week.   Continuación...