U.S. stocks turned positive and the Nasdaq cut losses on Wednesday after data showed growth in the vast U.S. services sector slowed modestly.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 9.58 points, or 0.09 percent, to 10,818.29. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 1.04 points, or 0.09 percent, to 1,124.99. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dropped 4.57 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,400.25.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)