U.S. stocks fell in early trading on Thursday, with the Nasdaq down more than 1 percent, as data showing a less-than-expected increase in durable good orders in December weighed on sentiment, along with an revenue outlook from Qualcomm .

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 72.78 points, or 0.71 percent, at 10,163.38. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 7.94 points, or 0.72 percent, at 1,089.56. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 29.90 points, or 1.35 percent, at 2,191.51.