Stocks opened mixed on Thursday after data showed new jobless claims rose more than expected and a slew of big corporate earnings reports.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 26.75 points, or 0.27 percent, at 9,976.11. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 1 point, or 0.09 percent, at 1,082.40. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 2.41 points, or 0.11 percent, at 2,148.32.

(Reporting by Angela Moon; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)