The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,376.88.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.1% to 20,937.84.
The NASDAQ was up 0.1% to 5,904.98.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond fell 1% to 2.48%.
The price of gold rose 0.2% to $1,233.
Iteris Inc. climbed 5% to $5.44 and a $175 million market cap. The Santa Ana company makes products that collect data on weather, transportation and agriculture.
Netlist Inc. declined 4% to 94 cents and a $58 million market cap on light volume. The Irvine-based firm makes data information products.