The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in midday trading to 2,439.74.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 21,398.58.

The NASDAQ was up 0.4% to 6,264.54.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was flat at 2.15%.

The price of gold up 0.6% to $1,257.


Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. was up 2.3% to $25.21 and a $1.7 billion market cap on moderate volume. The company owns skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.


Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ: ABTL) in Irvine was up 3% to $13.45 and a $149 million market cap in a second day of increases after positive stock buzz. Shares in the car sales leads provider closed up about 5% yesterday on high volume.