Story by Karen Friar
Stocks were mixed to open Thursday's session as the Nasdaq fell after Tesla (TSLA) and Netflix (NFLX) updates took the shine off the earnings season and a fresh batch of results started to roll in.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) was down around 0.4% at the open, while the S&P 500 (^GSPC) was roughly flat. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) was up 0.4%.
After-hours earnings Wednesday from Netflix and Tesla — the first to report among the tech giants that have driven a recent stock rally — failed to excite investors. Shares of Netflix dropped after its revenue missed, while CEO Elon Musk's hint that Tesla plans more price cuts helped drive its stock lower...