The New York Stock Exchange opened slightly lower Friday, the market pausing after rising last days in the absence of indicators and key results.
In early trade, the Dow Jones yielded 0.06% (7.80 points) to 12,972.50 points. The Standard & Poor's, wider, fell by 0.06% (0.83 points) to 1,373.26 points while the Nasdaq composite lost 0.05% (1.50 points) to 2,987.47.
The S & P 500 should still show on its third consecutive week.
Among the values for the power group Sara Lee earns more than 4% after the announcement of the demerger of its activities next coffee and tea, along with a special dividend.