(CNBC) U.S. stocks closed little changed on Thursday, the last day of trade for the week, as investors eyed a soft jobs report and were on edge ahead of Greece's Sunday referendum. ( Tweet This )
The Nasdaq and S&P 500 attempted slight gains in the close, with utilities extending gains and biotechs reversing an earlier loss. Trade volume was light ahead of the Independence Day holiday on Friday.
"I think Greece is weighing on markets—the uncertainty and the lack of resolution. It's taken longer than most people were expecting," said Stephen Freedman, senior investment strategist at UBS Wealth Management Americas. Still, "it's good to know the fundamentals of the U.S. economy are solid given the geopolitical risks elsewhere."
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