S&P 500, Nasdaq higher after strong factory data; Amex, Honeywell results hit Dow

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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq indexes opened higher on Friday, while a fall in shares of American Express and Honeywell weighed on the Dow as investors awaited business activity data to gauge the pace of economic recovery.

© Reuters/BRENDAN MCDERMID FILE PHOTO: The front facade of the NYSE is seen in New York

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 11.4 points, or 0.03%, at the open to 33804.52. The S&P 500 rose 3.8 points, or 0.09%, at the open to 4138.78​, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 43.0 points, or 0.31%, to 13861.367 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru)

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