U.S. stocks closed little changed in light volume on Tuesday as differing views on whether the market can build on recent gains stalled the S&P 500's six-day winning streak. Investors paused to assess the rally just one day after the Dow average jumped a little over 200 points to close at a 13-month high.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> added 20.03 points, or 0.20 percent, to end unofficially at 10,246.97. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> edged down 0.07 of a point, or 0.01 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,093.01. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> slipped 2.98 points, or 0.14 percent, to close unofficially at 2,151.08.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Jan Paschal)