The S&P 500 fell 0.2% in midday trading to 2,422.44.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 0.1% to 21,398.85.

The NASDAQ was flat at 6,176.13.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 0.4% to 2.36%.

The price of gold climbed 0.1% to $1,214.

TECHNOLOGY

Newport Beach-based Veritone Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI) fell 8% to $10.63 and a $158 million market cap. Shares of Veritone, which has an online ad-placement business and is trying to expand into artificial intelligence, have fallen about 29% since its initial public offering in May.

MANUFACTURING

Kush Bottles Inc. (OTC: KSHB) in Santa Ana increased 5.6% to $2.27 and a $112 million market cap. The shares have climbed 14% since July 6 when the company revealed the results of a company it bought in May. Kush Bottles, which makes packaging and supplies for cannabis products, will report fiscal third-quarter results on July 13.