The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,087.57.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.1% to 17,781.96.
The Nasdaq was down 0.4% to 5,107.53.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 0.4% to 2.22%.
The price of gold was up 0.9% to $1.066.
Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. was up 5.9% to $11.01 and a $427 million market cap. Wedbush Securities Inc. maintained an “outperform” rating on shares of the fast food chain with a price target of $20.
Irvine-based Opus Bank was up 2.6% to $40.14 and a $1.2 billion market cap. The bank holding company was cited positively by stock watchers for the economy in its western California area of focus, its new healthcare division, and as a bank that would benefit from an interest rate increase, which is expected in December.