The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in midday trading to 2,350.78.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 20,570.79.

The NASDAQ was down 0.1% to 5,910.19.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 0.9% to 2.22%.

The price of gold rose 0.3% to $1,287.

HEALTHCARE

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. was up 3.2% to 60 cents and a $179 million market cap on moderate volume. The company is developing pharmaceuticals to treat cancer.

TECHNOLOGY

Telehealthcare Inc. in San Clemente was down 7.2% to 45 cents and a $69 million market cap on moderate volume. The company makes software for telemedicine—online communication among patients, families and healthcare workers.