Stocks lost ground on Monday after data showed homebuilder sentiment fell more than expected, offsetting an earlier advance helped by gains in Halliburton and Boeing .

The Dow Jones home construction index <.DJUSHB> lost 1.3 percent. Financial shares led the way down on the S&P 500, with the sector falling 1 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dipped 3.11 points, or 0.03 percent, to 10,094.79. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was off 1.06 points, or 0.10 percent, to 1,063.82. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 0.81 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,179.86.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)