Stocks extended losses in late morning trade on Wednesday with the Dow <.DJI> turning negative.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 2.15 points, or 0.02 percent, at 11,835.78. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 7.80 points, or 0.60 percent, at 1,287.22. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 21.64 points, or 0.78 percent, at 2,744.21.

(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)