S&P 500, Dow open modestly higher; Nasdaq opens in record territory
The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index opened in record territory Friday after strong earnings from Google parent Alphabet Inc. helped lift the broader index. The S&P 500 climbed 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,391, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 20,974. The Nasdaq [: comp] gained 20 points, or 0.3%, to 6,070. Shares of Alphabet , one of the index's largest components, rose after the company late Thursday reported strong quarterly earnings. Meanwhile, shares of Western Digital Corp. surged after the computer-data storage company reported late Thursday that its quarterly revenue and profits had topped forecasts.