US STOCKS-Wall St dips on consumer data, indexes near records

martes 25 de noviembre de 2014 12:21 GYT

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By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, Nov 25 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with major indexes retreating slightly from record levels after a reading of consumer confidence unexpectedly fell to its weakest level since June.

Wall Street had opened higher, boosted by strong data on economic growth, though sharp gains were difficult to come by in a quiet week following long-running equity advances.

November consumer confidence fell to 88.7 from October's revised 94.1. Expectations were for a reading of 96.

The report gave investors a reason to take profits following recent gains. The S&P has closed higher in 12 of its last 14 sessions, and is coming off five-week streaks of gains. The benchmark index is up more than 13 percent from an intraday low in mid-October.   Continuación...