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US STOCKS-Wall St mixed with stimulus in focus; Dow hits over 5-mth high

Ambar Warrick and Medha Singh

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* Boeing top gainer on the Dow

* Eastman Kodak plummets as govt loan agreement put on ice

* Energy stocks outperform on strong crude

* Money to flow into cyclicals on growth hopes- Analyst

* Dow up 0.85%, S&P flat, Nasdaq down 0.81% (Adds comment, details on Dow Jones, updates prices)

By Ambar Warrick and Medha Singh

Aug 10 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell on Monday as investors rotated out of heavyweight technology stocks and moved into lagging growth-linked sectors while awaiting word on progress in the fiscal support bill to support the country's battered economy.

The blue-chip Dow index touched a more than five-month high, boosted by industrial and financials stocks. Planemaker Boeing was the biggest gainer on the index, adding about 4.2%.

Bets on a potential coronavirus vaccine, historic fiscal and monetary support, and more recently, a better-than-expected second quarter earnings season have brought the S&P 500 about 1% below its February record high.

The Nasdaq, which hit a record high every day of last week, eased on Monday.

All three indexes opened higher after U.S. President Donald Trump signed executive orders that partly restored enhanced unemployment benefits after talks between the White House and top Democrats in Congress about fresh stimulus broke down.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in an interview to CNBC on Monday, said the Trump administration and Congress could reach an agreement as soon as this week if Democrats are "reasonable."

"I think the path is paved now between the vaccine news, executive orders, economic data and earnings and that money on balance in coming weeks and months will continue to move into cyclicals," said Thomas Hayes, managing member at Great Hill Capital Llc in New York.

"Particularly for many people who missed the rally, (cyclical) is the only place where you can still find value."

Energy and industrials led gains among major S&P sectors. The two indexes are among the top three worst performers this year.

Technology and communication services fell about 0.8% each.

Tensions between Washington and Beijing were also at play, after Trump signed executive orders last week banning major Chinese technology firms in 45 days' time while announcing sanctions on 11 Chinese and Hong Kong officials.

At 11:31 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 234.15 points, or 0.85%, at 27,667.63, the S&P 500 was down 1.23 points, or 0.04%, at 3,350.05. The Nasdaq Composite was down 88.70 points, or 0.81%, at 10,922.29.

Among individual movers, Eastman Kodak Co sank 30.7% after its $765-million loan agreement with the U.S. government to produce pharmaceutical ingredients was put on hold due to "recent allegations of wrongdoing."

Microsoft Corp fell 2.2% as sources said its bid to carve out parts of TikTok from its Chinese owner ByteDance will be a technically complex endeavor that could test the patience of the White House.

The No. 1 U.S. mall owner Simon Property Group rose 7.9% after a report that it has been in talks with Amazon.com Inc about turning some of its department-store sites into Amazon fulfillment centers.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 2.53-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and by a 1.47-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.

The S&P index recorded 31 new 52-week highs and no new low, while the Nasdaq recorded 86 new highs and nine new lows. (Reporting by Ambar Warrick and Medha Singh in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V)