09/12/2014 09:39 EDT | Updated 11/12/2014 05:59 EST

US stocks edge lower in early trading as the market's lacklustre September continues

NEW YORK, N.Y. - U.S. stock indexes are opening slightly lower as the market's sluggish September continues.

The Dow Jones industrial average eased 27 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 17,021 as of 9:34 a.m. Eastern time Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped three points, also 0.2 per cent, to 1,994. The Nasdaq composite nudged five points lower, down 0.2 per cent, to 4,586.

Bond prices are falling, pushing up the yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.60 per cent from 2.55 per cent late Thursday.