After opening higher, then falling, stocks were lately on the firm side as most of the market's major barometers were in the green.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
was up 21 to 10,469. The
was up 1 to 1307. The
Nasdaq Composite Index
was down 5 to 2405. The
was up 3 to 418.
TheStreet.com Internet Sector
index was up 11 to 607.
The 30-year Treasury bond was up 15/32 to 96 20/32, yielding 5.48%.
, parent of
, posted first-quarter operating earnings of 34 cents a share, a penny ahead of the
11-analyst estimate. AMR was up 3/4 to 68 9/16.
Most Up at Open -- NYSE
: The company posted better-than-expected quarterly results.
Most Up at Open -- Nasdaq
: The company yesterday reported second-quarter earnings, excluding charges, of 82 cents a share, up from 25 cents a year ago and well in excess of the First Call 15-analyst consensus of 59 cents. Including the charges, the company lost 59 cents a share.
Most Down at Open -- NYSE
BP Amoco (BPA) , down 2 5/8 to 104 5/8
Most Down at Open -- Nasdaq
: The company yesterday produced first-quarter earnings of 46 cents a share, up from 35 cents a year ago and 2 cents better than the 25-analyst estimate.
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
downgraded Amgen to neutral from outperform.