25 de noviembre de 2014 / 16:23 / en 3 años

US STOCKS-Wall St dips on consumer data, indexes near records

* Q3 GDP reading seen supporting market going forward

* Tiffany rallies after results, Workday down

* Apple market cap tops $700 bln

* Dow down 0.1 pct, S&P 500 down 0.2 pct, Nasdaq flat (Updates to mid-morning trading)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, Nov 25 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with major indexes retreating slightly from record levels after a reading of consumer confidence unexpectedly fell to its weakest level since June.

Wall Street had opened higher, boosted by strong data on economic growth, though sharp gains were difficult to come by in a quiet week following long-running equity advances.

November consumer confidence fell to 88.7 from October’s revised 94.1. Expectations were for a reading of 96.

The report gave investors a reason to take profits following recent gains. The S&P has closed higher in 12 of its last 14 sessions, and is coming off five-week streaks of gains. The benchmark index is up more than 13 percent from an intraday low in mid-October.

“Valuations are a bit stretched, but as long as fundamentals continue to move forward investors will find a way to keep moving prices higher,” said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. “I don’t think we’ll see anything to disrupt this move.”

In a positive economic report, the Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9 percent annual pace from the 3.5 percent rate reported last month. The reading was stronger than expected.

Market moves may be amplified this week by low volume, which is expected with some market participants out for the Thanksgiving holiday. The U.S. stock market will be closed on Thursday and will close early on Friday.

Apple Inc rose 0.5 percent to $119.23, pushing the tech giant’s market cap above $700 billion for the first time.

Tiffany & Co rose 2.4 percent to $107.60 after same-store sales growth beat expectations.

Workday Inc late Monday forecast fiscal 2016 revenue below expectations, sending shares down 6 percent to $86.96.

At 11:10 a.m. (1610 GMT) the Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.85 points, or 0.08 percent, to 17,803.05, the S&P 500 lost 3.65 points, or 0.18 percent, to 2,065.76 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.98 points, or 0.02 percent, to 4,753.91.

Energy shares were the weakest performers of the day, down 1.6 percent alongside a 1.5 percent drop in the price of crude oil. The moves came ahead of an OPEC meeting that could cut output. Exxon Mobil Corp fell 1.2 percent to $94.61 while Chevron Corp was off 1.5 percent to $115.87.

Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by 1,579 to 1,292, for a 1.22-to-1 ratio on the downside; on the Nasdaq, 1,433 issues fell and 1,098 advanced for a 1.31-to-1 ratio.

The S&P 500 posted 65 new 52-week highs and no new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 103 new highs and 30 new lows. (Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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