U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday as a resurgent U.S. dollar took a toll on global commodity prices, with Wall Street opening down nearly 1 percent.

Investors were pausing to gauge if the outlook for corporate profits justified a market run-up to fresh 11-month highs.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 77.47 points, or 0.79 percent, at 9,742.73. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> fell 9.02 points, or 0.84 percent, at 1,059.28. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> shed 12.61 points, or 0.59 percent, at 2,120.25.

(Reporting by Angela Moon; editing by Padraic Cassidy)