The markets opened mixed as consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level in 25 years. The Dow edged up 2 points to 12,851 while Nasdaq dropped 15 points to 2413.
On the upside
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by
a narrow margin on the NYSE, but were edged out by a margin of 6 to 5 on Nasdaq. The
Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks slipped 2 points to 715.