May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Friday due to losses in technology stocks including Applied Materials and Alphabet, while investors kept a close watch on U.S.-China trade talks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 6.26 points, or 0.03 percent, at the open to 24,707.72.
The S&P 500 opened lower by 2.78 points, or 0.10 percent, at 2,717.35. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 18.14 points, or 0.25 percent, to 7,364.34 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)