Stocks Flat After Big Rally

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 8:47 AM CDT
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, May 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks caught their breath this morning after a huge run yesterday that left the S&P in the black for the year. Stocks were mostly flat, with the Dow fluctuating between gains and losses, while the S&P inched down 0.2% and the Nasdaq 0.5%. Kraft rose 4% on a strong earnings report, while Chesapeake Energy fell 6.9% on a weak one. Financials remain in focus ahead of stress test results; 10 of 19 banks are expected to need more capital.