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Stocks open nearly flat; Dollar General and Signet Jewelers drop sharply

Signet Jewelers dropped 13% after its results also missed estimates.The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 5 points, less than 0.1%, to 18,474.

U.S. stock indexes are slightly lower in early trading, while several companies fell sharply after reporting disappointing results.

Dollar General dropped 12% in early trading Thursday after its earnings and revenue fell short of analysts' forecasts.

Signet Jewelers dropped 13% after its results also missed estimates.

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 5 points, less than 0.1%, to 18,474.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down a fraction at 2,175. The Nasdaq composite edged down a point to 5,216.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.57%. 

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Source:   latimes

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