Wall St. mixed at open after personal spending data

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks were mixed at the open on Friday after data showed cooling consumer spending in August and slowing pace of inflation growth, pointing to moderation in economic activity in the third quarter.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 34.33 points, or 0.15 percent, to 22,346.87. The S&P 500 .SPX lost 0.36 points, or 0.014342 percent, to 2,509.7. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 8.63 points, or 0.13 percent, to 6,462.08.

Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva