U.S. stock indexes edged lower at the open on Thursday, with growth stocks under pressure on concerns over a more hawkish Federal Reserve and a setback to the Ukraine peace talks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 57.3 points, or 0.17%, at the open to 34439.24.

The S&P 500 fell 6.5 points, or 0.15%, at the open to 4474.65​, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 27.3 points, or 0.20%, to 13861.489 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)