July 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday as solid results from Microsoft lifted technology shares and added to market optimism after New York Fed President John Williams boosted hopes that the central bank was set to cut interest rates this month.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 23.41 points, or 0.09%, at the open to 27,246.38.
The S&P 500 opened higher by 9.15 points, or 0.31%, at 3,004.26. The Nasdaq Composite gained 34.10 points, or 0.42%, to 8,241.34 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)