US STOCKS-Wall St closes flat, five-week rally ends

jueves 24 de marzo de 2016 16:45 GYT

* Crude prices fall on strong dollar, stockpile build

* Wells Fargo down after UBS starts coverage with sell rating

* Indexes: Dow up 0.08 pct, S&P down 0.04 pct, Nasdaq up 0.1 pct (Updates to close)

By Laila Kearney

NEW YORK, March 24 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks broke a five-week winning streak on Thursday with a strengthening dollar weighing on commodity-related shares.

The three major indexes closed mostly flat on the day, paring losses by the session's end.

"After the run that we've had ... I think it's natural for folks to take a deep breath and take some chips off the table," said Jeff Buetow, president of BFRC Services in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 13.14 points, or 0.08 percent, to 17,515.73, the S&P 500 lost 0.77 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,035.94 and the Nasdaq Composite added 4.64 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,773.51.

Stocks began to dip this week after comments by U.S. Federal Reserve officials, who raised expectations for more interest rate hikes in coming months than investors expected. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard was the latest to join a chorus of officials who highlighted the chance of at least two rate rises this year.   Continuación...