U.S. stocks cut losses to trade little changed on Tuesday following data that showed new orders received by factories rose more than expected in September.

* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> slipped 9.52 points, or 0.10 percent, to 9,779.92. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 0.01 points, or 0.00 percent, to 1,042.89. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was off 2.94 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,046.26.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)