Investors largely took a wait-and-see approach on Thursday as stocks ended little changed ahead of Friday's key employment report, but tech shares rose on strong earnings from chipmaker Qualcomm .

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 8.93 points, or 0.07 percent, at 12,707.53. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 1.52 points, or 0.11 percent, at 1,325.61. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 11.24 points, or 0.39 percent, at 2,859.51.

(Reporting By Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Kenneth Barry)