The Nasdaq briefly fell below 1 percent on Wednesday, pressured by a decline in Dell shares a day after the computer maker's quarterly revenues came in below estimates and it forecast flat current-quarter sales.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 25.01 points, or 0.22 percent, at 11,380.92. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 0.87 points, or 0.07 percent, at 1,191.89. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 19.76 points, or 0.78 percent, at 2,503.69.

(Reporting by Angela Moon)