The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 2,015.14.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2% to 17,114.74.

The Nasdaq was up 0.1% to 4,834.34.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 0.4% to 2.09%.

The price of gold was up 0.7% to $1,165.

MANUFACTURING

Foothill Ranch-based Kaiser Aluminum Corp. was down 2% to $85 and a $1.5 billion market cap. Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on the metals fabricator with a “hold” rating and an $86.75 price target.