NEW YORK, April 19 The Dow opened lower on
Friday following disappointing results from General Electric Co
, McDonald's Corp and IBM, while other
indexes were little changed at the start.
GE fell 3.7 percent to $21.84 while McDonald's was off 2.2
percent at $99.71. IBM was the biggest loser on the S&P, falling
6.6 percent to $193.58.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 58.17
points, or 0.40 percent, at 14,478.97. The Standard & Poor's 500
Index was up 2.26 points, or 0.15 percent, at 1,543.87.
The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 4.35 points, or 0.14
percent, at 3,170.71.