US STOCKS-Indexes mostly flat; buyers pick up techs, industrials

miércoles 11 de noviembre de 2015 14:32 GYT
 

* Retailers fall after Macy's cuts forecasts

* Exxon, Chevron down as crude prices slip

* U.S. bond markets closed for Veteran's Day

* Dow down 0.12 pct, S&P down 0.12 pct, Nasdaq up 0.05 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were little changed in muted afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors bought into tech and industrial stocks after selling retailers earlier in the session after a disappointing full-year forecast from Macy's.

U.S. bond markets were closed for Veteran's Day, which also made for generally directionless trading.

Amazon was up 2.2 percent at $674.10, providing the biggest boost to the S&P and Nasdaq, while rises of more than 1 percent by General Electric, 3M and Honeywell boosted the industrial sector.

Energy stocks were weighed down by a more-than 3 percent drop in oil prices. The S&P energy sector was down 1.75 percent, the steepest decline among the 10 major S&P sectors.   Continuación...