US STOCKS-Wall St slips as financial, tech stocks weigh
* Purchasing Managers Index expands to 51.3 vs est. 50.3
* Utilities top loser among S&P 500 sectors
* Indexes down: Dow 0.45 pct, S&P 0.56 pct, Nasdaq 0.53 pct (Updates to early afternoon)
By Yashaswini Swamynathan
Oct 3 (Reuters) - Wall Street slipped on the first trading day of the fourth quarter, dragged down by financial and technology stocks.
The markets have become skittish, with the S&P 500 swinging between gains and losses in the past few days as investors await the upcoming corporate earnings season and the outcome of a tight race to the White House.
Concerns over U.S. authorities demanding $14 billion from Deutsche Bank and Britain's March deadline to start its separation from the European Union are also weighing on investor sentiment.
The S&P 500 financial index declined 0.6 percent as Wells Fargo fell to a near three-year low of $43.73.
The technology index was off 0.54 percent as Microsoft and Apple slipped. Continuación...