Stocks opened little changed on Friday in what was expected to be another low volume session, with the energy sector leading the way up as crude oil prices jumped.
Technology shares lagged in the early going, with shares of National Semiconductor Corp (NSM.N) and Texas Instruments Inc (TXN.N) slipping after the chipmakers issued quarterly financial targets that stoked investor worries about a sluggish economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI) edged up 4.01 points, or 0.04 percent, at 10,419.25. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index (.SPX) added 0.57 points, or 0.05 percent, to 1,104.75. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC) dipped 0.58 points, or 0.03 percent, to 2,235.62.