US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P 500, Nasdaq rise on strong tech earnings

April Joyner

NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose on Thursday following strong quarterly reports from several technology companies, including Microsoft Corp, but dour results from 3M Co stymied the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 28.62 points, or 0.11%, to 26,805.33, the S&P 500 gained 5.63 points, or 0.19%, to 3,010.15 and the Nasdaq Composite added 66.00 points, or 0.81%, to 8,185.80. (Reporting by April Joyner Editing by Chris Reese)