The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 3,241.30.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 0.2% to 28,672.11.

The Nasdaq was down 0.2% to 9,005.88.

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The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond dove 1.6% to 1.87%.

The price of gold rose 0.2% to $1,518 an ounce.

A barrel of oil was 0.2% higher at $61.77.


Foundation Building Materials (NYSE: FBM) in Santa Ana was up 8.7% to $20.56 and an $884 million market cap. The building products distributor will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 before markets open Jan. 2. Its shares are up 113% this year.


Irvine-based Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) declined 3.1% to $43.02 and a $1.2 billion market cap. The western wear retailer’s shares are up 122% this year.