The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,155.23.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.4% to 18,261.34.
The NASDAQ was down 0.3% to 5,292.02.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 0.3% to 1.74%.
The price of gold was flat at $1,254.
Santa Ana-based Kush Bottles Inc. was down about 10% to $2.75 and a $129 million market cap. The wholesale distributor of packing supplies to the cannabis industry relinquished some gains since Cowen Group initiated coverage of Kush with a “buy” rating and a $3 price target.
Irvine-based Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. was up 1.2% to $27.44 and a market cap of $759 million on moderate trading. The bank plans to announce third quarter results on Oct. 19.