The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at fresh 15-month highs on Monday as shares of big manufacturers advanced on strong Chinese economic data, but the Nasdaq fell as tech shares like Apple Inc succumbed to profit-taking.

* Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 45.80 points, or 0.43 percent, to end at 10,663.99. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 2.00 points, or 0.17 percent, to close at 1,146.98. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> ended down 4.76 points, or 0.21 percent, at 2,312.41.

(Reporting by Ellis Mnyandu; Editing by Kenneth Barry)