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US STOCKS-Wall St flat as earnings from some big names disappoint

* Abbott up after raising full-year profit forecast

* AmEx, Travelers fall after posting drop in profit

* Weekly jobless claims fall to five-month low

* Visa, Microsoft, eBay to report after closing bell

* Dow off 0.05 pct, S&P up 0.03 pct, Nasdaq down 0.02 pct (Updates to open)

July 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading on Thursday after the S&P and the Nasdaq touched all-time highs as earnings from some big names disappointed.

Qualcomm fell 4.4 percent after the chipmaker's forecast missed estimates. Cigarette maker Philip Morris was down 2.8 percent after its quarterly profit came in below expectations. Home Depot was off 2.7 percent and weighed on the Dow and the S&P.

Still, overall earnings continue to beat expectations which, along with a rally in technology shares, helped all three major indexes to close at a record high on Wednesday.

Analysts are...


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