The S&P 500 fell 0.05% to 1,406 in midday trading Tuesday.

The Nasdaq rose 0.13% to 2,981, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.26% to 12,933.

The yield on a 10-year treasury bond was off 0.72% to 1.65%.

The price of gold was down 0.43% to $1,744 per ounce.

Shares of Irvine-based disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. fell about 2% to $35 for a market value of $8.5 billion. Computer hardware makers were generally down on Tuesday.

Newport Beach-based Acacia Research Corp. rose about 3% to $22 for a market value of $1.1 billion.