Investors caught their breath Monday, taking profits during a comparatively quiet session on Wall Street after last week's explosive runup of bank stocks and other shares.

The Standard & Poor's bank index managed a small gain, 0.72%, to 555.10, but still outpaced the market indexes. The S&P 500, the broad market gauge, edged up 0.08% at 893.9, while the Dow Jones industrial average of 30 blue- chip stocks slipped 0.13%, to 7,772.09.

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