Dow Drops; S&P 500 Edges Up To Record High

U.S. stocks finished little changed on Monday as investors mulled when the Federal Reserve may begin to scale back its $85-billion-a-month bond-buying program.

The S&P 500 index finished marginally higher at 1,633.77 compared with 1,633.70 on Friday, marking an all-time closing high. The Nasdaq Composite index gained 2.21 points to 3,438.79.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 26.81 points to 15,091.68, as aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. declined 2%.