The Nasdaq was down 0.18% to 2,900 in midday trading Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 0.17% to 12,794.
The S&P 500 fell 0.13% to 1,379.
The yield on a 10-year treasury bond was flat at 1.61%.
The price of gold was off 0.09% to $1,729 per ounce.
Shares of Irvine-based homebuilder Standard Pacific Corp. fell about 4% to $6.40 for a market value of $2.2 billion.
Newport Beach-based specialty chemicals maker American Vanguard Corp. was down about 4% to $30 for a market value of $844 million.
Irvine auto financier Consumer Portfolio Services Inc.’s stock was up about 17% to $4 for a market value of $81 million.