The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,094.15.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.2% to 17,752.79.

The NASDAQ was down 0.1% to 4,945.47.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was up 0.4% to 1.84%.

The price of gold was down 0.2% to $1,215.

FINANCE

Irvine-based Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. was up 4.1% to $4.07 and a $101 million market cap on moderate volume. The company buys and services car loans.

TECHNOLOGY

Santa Ana-based BioLargo Inc. was up 17.3% to 40 cents and a $35 million market cap. The iodine products maker said a licensee received Environmental Protection Agency approval for a product to sanitize drinking water for chickens.

HEALTHCARE

Irvine-based NuGene International Inc. was up 8.3% to 65 cents and a $26 million market cap. The skincare products maker’s shares had traded by midday at a rate more than twice its 90-day average.