The Nasdaq was down 0.04% to 3,113 in midday trading Tuesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 0.43% to 13,457.
The S&P 500 fell 0.11% to 1,443.
The yield on a 10-year treasury bond was down 0.55% to 1.62%.
The price of gold was off 0.16% to $1,778 per ounce.
Shares of Irvine-based Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. rose 14% to about $9 for a recent market value of $69 million.
Santa Ana-based Identive Group Inc. was up about 8% to $1, a day after the company said it received new transponder orders from customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Identive had a recent market value of $56 million.