US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens flat as tech boost offset by big banks

Aug 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened flat on Thursday as gains in the high-growth technology sector were offset by a drag in shares of big U.S. lenders.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 6.04 points, or 0.02 percent, at the open to 25,589.79.

The S&P 500 opened lower by 0.51 points, or 0.02 percent, at 2,857.19. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.81 points, or 0.02 percent, to 7,886.52 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)