The Dow <.DJI> and S&P 500 <.SPX> pared losses while the Nasdaq turned positive on Friday, with shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion gaining following positive brokerage comments.

Research in Motion shares rose 2.6 percent at $70.95.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 47.92 points, or 0.47 percent, at 10,096.27. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 3.30 points, or 0.31 percent, at 1,075.17. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 1.36 points, or 0.06 percent, at 2,178.77.

(Editing by Kenneth Barry)