The S&P 500 was down 0.1% in midday trading to 2,597.03.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.3% to 23,522.68.

The Nasdaq rose 0.1% to 6,866.90.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond dropped 1.1% to 2.34%.

The price of gold climbed 0.7% to $1,291.


Iteris Inc. (Nasdaq: ITI) in Santa Ana jumped 16.5% to $6.70 and a $220 million market cap. Shares in the maker of sensors for traffic systems and agricultural work are up 26% in the last week since it got a $1.5 million contract with the city of Abilene for traffic work and Northland Securities gave Iteris shares a “buy” rating with a $9 price target.


Terra Tech Corp. (OTC: TRTC) in Irvine was up 5% to 21 cents and a $183 million market cap. The maker of hydroponic equipment for cannabis, produce and herbs named Alan Gladstone, a retail consultant and founder and former chief executive of then-OC-based Anna’s Linens, to its board.

Markets are set to close for Thanksgiving and re-open for a half-day of trading on Friday.