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US: Stocks open lower after mixed bag of earnings


[NEW YORK] Wall Street opened slightly lower on Friday amid a mixed bag of earnings from big companies and lower commodity prices.

At 9:32 am ET, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 8.99 points, or 0.05 per cent, at 17,722.93, the S&P 500 was down 1.03 points, or 0.05 per cent, at 2,101.12 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 9.77 points, or 0.19 per cent, at 5,156.18.