US STOCKS-Wall St ends little changed after mixed data batch

martes 25 de noviembre de 2014 17:51 GYT

* GDP reading much better than expected

* Consumer confidence hits five-month low

* Apple briefly crosses $700 bln market cap, ends lower

* Dow off 0.02 pct, S&P down 0.12 pct, Nasdaq up 0.07 pct (Updates to market close)

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, Nov 25 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as the U.S. economy grew more than expected last quarter but soft readings on consumer confidence and house prices kept major indexes in a tight range.

Third-quarter gross domestic product came in much stronger than expected but separate data showing consumer confidence sliding to a five-month low and a further moderation in house price gains put a lid on the market's advance.

The moves did not show much conviction in either direction and volume was low, with about 6.1 billion shares traded, below this month's daily average of 6.36 billion. U.S. markets will be closed on Thursday, while Friday will be a half-day session.

"We did get that great GDP number  noting earth-shattering but confirmation the U.S. economy is really doing well and firing on all metrics," said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment director at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Phoenix.   Continuación...