Stocks opened slightly lower Friday, feeling pressure after disappointing earnings from Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.25% fell 20 points, or 0.1%, tl 35,710, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.19% was off 0.5% at 4,573. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.33% fell 0.7% to 15,342. Shares of Apple AAPL, -1.82% fell 3.4%, while Amazon shares AMZN, -2.15% declined 4.8%.
Shares of Canadian-based Meta Materials are rising as meme stock investors rally around the stock.
William Watts is MarketWatch’s senior markets writer. Based in New York, Watts writes about stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities, including oil. He also writes about global macro issues and trading strategies. Before moving to New York, he reported for MarketWatch from Frankfurt, London and Washington, D.C.

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