US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P drifts to new record in light volume

NEW YORK Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:05pm EDT

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NEW YORK Aug 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as the S&P 500 inched to another record high in a lethargic session, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.19 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,121.89, the S&P 500 gained 0.01 point to 2,000.03, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.02 points, or 0.02 percent, to 4,569.62. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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