The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in midday trading to 2,207.98.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4% to 19,196.93.
The NASDAQ was down 0.6% to 5,346.99.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond rose 3.3% to 2.38%.
The price of gold fell 1.3% to $1,175.
Irvine-based Boot Barn Holdings Inc. was down 3% to $15.83 and a $419 million market cap. R.W. Baird downgraded the western wear retailer’s shares to “neutral” with a price target of 17.
Irvine-based Tilly’s Inc. was down 4%. The decline gave up about half of the youth fashion retailer’s share price gain yesterday. Tilly’s is scheduled to report earnings today after markets close.