Stocks fell at the open o n Friday as concerns over Spain's rising borrowing costs resurfaced and after disappointing Chinese growth data.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> fell 22.86 points, or 0.18 percent, at 12,963.72. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> lost 3.39 points, or 0.24 percent, at 1,384.18. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dipped 11.26 points, or 0.37 percent, at 3,044.29.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)