NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks had a mixed opening today as investors continued to shed technology shares and buy industrial companies.

At 10 a.m. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 56.61 at 10,468.27, after rising 16.65 on Wednesday to its third consecutive closing high of 10,411.66

This morning, broader stock indicators were narrowly mixed, with the Standard & Poor's 500 index up 0.80 at 1,328.14, and the technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index down 11.01 at 2,496.27.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 3-to-2 margin on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 115.77 million shares, up from Wednesday's pace.

Earnings continued to be the focus of trading.

Dow component Boeing's earnings far exceeded expectations, sending its shares up 2 1/16 at 40 1/16.

Both Ford Motor and General Motors posted first-quarter profits that exceeded Wall Street's expectations. Ford shares were up 1 at 63 3/4, but GM's were down 1 3/4 at 88.

Delta Air Lines was down 7/8 at 70 5/16, even after the company's earnings exceeded expectations.

Wednesday's gain in the Dow came at the expense of technology and consumer stocks, which investors sold mercilessly to make room for cyclical issues, manufacturing and basic-materials stocks that are especially sensitive to changes in the economic outlook.

Overseas, Japan's Nikkei stock average eased 0.22 percent. In afternoon trading in Europe, Germany's DAX index was up 0.02 percent, Britain's FT-SE 100 was off 0.44 percent, and France's CAC-40 was down 0.89 percent.