NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks opened lower this morning, amid continued concern about first-quarter earnings reports.

At 10 a.m. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was unchanged at 9,693.76. The Dow average lost 33.85 on Tuesday to close at 9,693.76, as worries circulated that technology companies, which have led the market higher for some time, would report disappointing earnings.

Broader stock indicators were lower as well. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 2.26 at 1,277.58, and the technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index was down 8.54 at 2,384.40.

Compaq Computer was down 13/16 at 31 15/16 in leading New York Stock Exchange volume. Dell Computer was down 1/2 at 43 9/16 in leading Nasdaq volume.

Advancing issues edged out decliners by 1,196 to 1,113 on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 95.05 million shares, up slightly from Tuesday's pace.

Overseas, Japan's Nikkei stock average rose 2.52 percent. In afternoon trading, Germany's DAX index was down 0.22 percent, Britain's FT-SE 100 was down 0.22 percent, and France's CAC-40 was up 0.10 percent.