The Nasdaq turned negative and fell to a 6-year intraday low on Friday, while the Dow and the S&P 500 pared gains, weighed by declines in large-cap technology companies including Apple Inc and Qualcomm .

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 22.06 points, or 0.33 percent, to 6,616.50. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> edged up 1.18 points, or 0.17 percent, to 683.73. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> shed 6.50 points, or 0.50 percent, to 1,293.09.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by James Dalgleish)