US STOCKS-Wall St flat as investors await bank earnings

lunes 12 de octubre de 2015 11:37 GYT

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* Energy sector down as crude prices slip

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* Indexes down: Dow 0.02 pct, S&P 0.16 pct, Nasdaq 0.03 pct (Changes comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in muted trading on Monday as investors paused before a busy week of quarterly results from U.S. banks and several Dow 30 companies.

JPMorgan reports on Tuesday, with Goldman Sachs , Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup posting results through the week.

The energy sector was the biggest decliner among the major S&P sectors as crude slipped. Chevron's 1.2 percent fall to $88.56 made it the biggest drag on the Dow Jones industrial average.

"I think it will be a generally very quiet day and investors will be content to sit on the sidelines today and wait for more earnings numbers tomorrow and some economic data," said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management in Chicago.   Continuación...