The S&P 500 was up 0.1% in midday trading to 2,084.95.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2% to 17,939.06.

The NASDAQ up 0.1% to 4,952.99.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was up 1.4% to 1.79%.

The price of gold was down 1.7% to $1,227.

TECHNOLOGY

Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. was down 8% to $41.37 and a $9.6 billion market cap. The memory products maker’s shares declined as competitor Seagate Technology issued preliminary earnings below previous guidance. Seagate, in Cupertino, was down 19% to $27.43 and a market cap of $8.1 billion.

SERVICES

Anaheim-based Willdan Group Inc. was up 4.4% to $10.62 and an $87 million market cap. The engineering firm recently announced contracts with utilities in New York and California and shares have risen 23% this month on above average volume.