Stocks finished little changed on Monday as a last-minute rebound in financial stocks offset nagging worries the Chinese government may tighten credit, a move that could slow growth in the global economy.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 17.46 points, or 0.16 percent, to end unofficially at 10,642.15. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> edged up 0.52 point, or 0.05 percent, to end unofficially at 1,150.51.

The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> ended unofficially off 5.45 points, or 0.23 percent, at 2,362.21.

(Reporting by Ellis Mnyandu; Editing by Kenneth Barry)