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Stocks tick lower at open; Dow on track to end record run

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U.S. stocks opened marginally lower on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average set to take a breather after recording an impressive string of record gains. The blue-chip index












DJIA, -0.04%










slid 25 points, or 0.1%, to 20,800. The S&P 500 index












SPX, -0.04%










declined two points, or 0.1%, to 2,365. The Nasdaq Composite Index












COMP, -0.03%










shed 11 points, or 0.2%, to 5,833. Shares of Sotheby’s












BID, +13.59%










rose after the auction house posted earnings and profits that beat estimates. Shares of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co.












LJPC, +76.40%










soared after the company announced positive results from a phase 3 drug trial. The Dow posted its 11th straight record close on Friday



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