Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower Wednesday, as legislation targeting the Hong Kong protests stoked fears of more friction with China, even as another batch of positive earnings reports underscored a solid start to third-quarter results.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 52.49 points, or 0.19%, at the open to 26,972.31.
The S&P 500 opened lower by 6.00 points, or 0.20%, at 2,989.68. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 28.90 points, or 0.35%, to 8,119.81 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)