Stocks turned slightly higher by midday trade on Wednesday, led by the technology sector, but gains were limited as the S&P 500 showed signs of fatigue after a strong rally.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 11.13 points, or 0.08 percent, at 13,159.06. But the Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 0.76 of a point, or 0.05 percent, at 1,406.28. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 12.12 points, or 0.39 percent, at 3,086.27.

(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Jan Paschal)