Stocks opened lower on Thursday as earnings from JPMorgan Chase & Co and soft economic data in China highlighted worries about a slowing global economy, giving investors reason to pause after the recent run-up.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 77.35 points, or 0.67 percent, at 11,441.50. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 8.51 points, or 0.70 percent, at 1,198.74. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 7.33 points, or 0.28 percent, at 2,597.40.

(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)