New York - US stocks opened little-changed Monday ahead of a busy week of economic data following the Thanksgiving holiday.
Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 8.57 (0.05 percent) to 16,077.84.
The broad-based S&P 500 rose 1.53 (0.08 percent) to 1,807.34, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index added 6.29 (0.15
percent) at 4,066.17.
Stocks resumed a normal schedule Monday after a holiday-shortened weak of light trade.
The Dow and S&P 500 sit near historic highs, while the Nasdaq is trading above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years.
Investors are gearing up for a deluge of US economic reports culminating in Friday's November jobs report, which is seen as a critical sign of when the Federal Reserve may scale back its bond-buying program.
Reports on the manufacturing sector and construction spending will be released later Monday.
Investors will also be keeping an eye on fresh data on the holiday shopping season.
The National Retail Federation said Sunday that 141 million people shopped over the big Thanksgiving weekend, up from 139 million last year.
However, the average shopper spent $407.02, down from $423.55, the NRF said. - Sapa-AFP