The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 2,428.61.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 21,143.23.

The NASDAQ was flat at 6,277.15.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was flat at 2.17%.

The price of gold fell 0.4% to $1,293.

REAL ESTATE

Foundation Building Materials Inc. in Tustin was up 3.7% to $14.49 and a $633 million market cap. Two capital managers reported new investments in the construction products maker.

RESTAURANTS

Habit Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) in Irvine was down 3.3% to $17.45 and a $452 million market cap on above-average volume. The company runs a chain of fast-casual hamburger restaurants.