The Nasdaq fell at the open on Wednesday after Apple missed earnings expectations, while the other big indexes opened little changed after a run-up in the last session on a report Europe would beef up its crisis fund.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 18.31 points, or 0.16 percent, at 11,558.74. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 2.69 points, or 0.22 percent, at 1,222.69. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 11.23 points, or 0.42 percent, at 2,646.20.
(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica)