The Dow and S&P 500 slightly added to gains and the Nasdaq pared losses on Thursday after data on manufacturing activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, housing market and a research group's leading index of economic indicators.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 32.32 points, or 0.28 percent, to 11,536.94. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 2.92 points, or 0.24 percent, to 1,212.80. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 10.92 points, or 0.42 percent, to 2,593.12.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)