U.S. stocks ended little changed on Monday after four weeks of losses as investors were hesitant to take big risks without a catalyst for buying.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 36.85 points, or 0.34 percent, to end unofficially at 10,854.50. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> inched up just 0.28 of a point, or 0.02 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,123.81. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 3.54 points, or 0.15 percent, to finish unofficially at 2,345.38.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal)