Stocks open mixed on Wall Street ahead of earningsInvestors are turning their attention to U.S. corporate earnings results after a dismal report on employment Friday.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street as traders gear up for the beginning of corporate earnings reports.
The Dow Jones industrial average was off 23 points, or 0.2 percent, at 14,541 shortly after the opening bell today.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down less than a point, or 0.04 percent, at 1,552. The Nasdaq composite rose five points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,208.
Investors are turning their attention to U.S. corporate earnings results after a dismal report on employment Friday.
Aluminum maker Alcoa becomes the first company in the Dow Jones industrial average to report its results later today, after the close of trading.
European markets were slightly higher.