Stocks opened slightly lower on Wednesday after data showed orders for durable goods unexpectedly fell in June and Boeing Co's 2010 profit outlook was beneath Wall Street's consensus forecast.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> shed 4.54 points, or 0.04 percent, to 10,533.15. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dropped 1.22 points, or 0.11 percent, to 1,112.62. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> lost 1.27 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,286.98.