Stocks edged lower at the opening on Thursday as another round of improved U.S. economic data was offset by concerns over rising yields on euro zone debt.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 10.90 points, or 0.09 percent, at 11,894.69. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dipped 1.46 points, or 0.12 percent, at 1,235.45. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> took off 4.55 points, or 0.17 percent, at 2,635.06.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)