Stocks ended little changed on Monday as investors took a pause from a recent rally, awaiting earnings from bellwethers such as Apple later in the week.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dipped 11.21 points, or 0.09 percent, to 12,709.27. The S&P 500 Index <.INX> edged up 0.61 point, or 0.05 percent, to 1,315.99. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> shed 2.53 points, or 0.09 percent, to 2,784.17.

(Editing by Kenneth Barry)