Stocks pared early gains on Friday, with each of the major indexes turning negative, weighed down by weakness in financials.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 3.18 points, or 0.03 percent, to 11,436.36. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> lost 1.50 points, or 0.12 percent, to 1,207.61. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> fell 1.03 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,606.04.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak)