Wall Street little changed at open

March 31, 2016 08:38 AM

U.S. stocks were little changed at the open on Thursday, the last day of a turbulent quarter for financial markets.

While weekly jobless claims were slightly higher than expected, investors are awaiting the critical non-farm payrolls report on Friday that will give a clearer reading on the state of the economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 5.28 points, or 0.03%, to 17,721.94, the S&P 500 lost 0.41 points, or 0.02%, to 2,063.54 and the Nasdaq composite dropped 0.95 points, or 0.02%, to 4,868.35.

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Tanya Agrawal, Reuters