The S&P and Nasdaq were little changed on Monday as mixed corporate results left investors with little to embrace after the end of a multi-week rally, though the Dow gained modestly on Intel's higher dividend.

Intel Corp raised its dividend by 15 percent and authorized another $10 billion in its stock buyback program, sending shares up 0.7 percent to $20.97.

Dow component McDonald's Corp fell 0.5 percent to $74.60 after it reported a fourth-quarter profit that met expectations, though December sales disappointed.

Halliburton Co rose 1 percent to $39.63 after it posted a fourth-quarter profit that beat expectations.

Earnings have been fine, but they'll have to be better than fine for us to rise further given the height of the wall that we've climbed, said Andrew Wilkinson, senior market analyst at Interactive Brokers Group in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 28.42 points, or 0.24 percent, at 11,900.26. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 0.12 points, or 0.01 percent, at 1,283.47. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 0.05 points, or 0.00 percent, at 2,689.49.

The S&P's seven-week-long advance came to an end last week, and the Nasdaq fell more than 2 percent as investors pulled back from outperforming technology shares. The Dow, however, notched its eighth week of gains.

More than 10 Dow components are set to report quarterly results this week, including American Express Co after the market closes. Texas Instruments Inc and CSX Corp are also scheduled tap to report earnings after the close.

(Editing by Padraic Cassidy)