US STOCKS-Wall St flat as investors parse earnings, data
* Crude down more than 3 pct
* Citigroup up after results
* Indexes down: Dow 0.05 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.07 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)
By Abhiram Nandakumar
April 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street was flat on Friday as investors digested U.S. corporate earnings as well as data that pointed to a slow global economic recovery, ahead of a crucial meeting of oil producers to help tackle a global surplus.
Crude was down more than 3 percent ahead of Sunday's meeting in Doha, led by top exporters Saudi Arabia and Russia, to discuss a production freeze.
The nervousness about the meeting overshadowed positive Chinese data, which showed the country's gross domestic product in the first quarter was in line with expectations - another sign that Asia's largest economy was on the mend.
Citigroup followed other big banks in reporting a lower-than-expected fall in quarterly profit. Citi's shares were up 2.5 percent at $46.12.
The S&P financial sector, which has been lagging other major sectors this year, has jumped about 4 percent this week as banks faced tempered profit expectations. Continuación...