The S&P 500 was up 0.1% in midday trading to 2,727.06.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4% to 25,360.12.

The Nasdaq was down 1% to 7,279.62.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond ticked down 0.8% to 3.19%.

The price of gold was 0.2% lower at $1,221.

REAL ESTATE

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO) in Aliso Viejo climbed 4.7% to $15.07 and a $3.4 billion market cap. The hotel real estate investment trust today reported third quarter funds from operations that topped analysts’ consensus estimates. The shares have climbed 8% since Oct. 24.

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) in Irvine was up 4% to $22.44 and a $4 billion market cap. The company is scheduled today to release its third quarter results after the close of the market. Shares of the owner of health facilities have risen 41% since February.