The S&P 500 ticked down 0.1% in midday trading to 3,034.79.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 0.1% higher at 27,087.15.

The Nasdaq fell 0.1% to 8,265.36.

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The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond dropped 1.7% to 1.80%.

The price for an ounce of gold rose 0.4% to $1,497.

The price of a barrel of oil declined 1.4% to $54.75.

TECHNOLOGY

Alteryx Inc. (NYSE: AYX) in Irvine rose 4.4% to $96.30 and a $6.3 billion market cap. Citigroup today maintained a buy rating on the data analytic software maker’s shares with a $150 price target. Wedbush this month upgraded its rating to outperform with a $135 target. The company is scheduled to report third quarter earnings tomorrow after the close of markets.

REAL ESTATE

Tustin-based Foundation Building Materials (NYSE: FBM) declined 4.4% to $17.96 and a $773 million market cap. Shares in the building supplies distributor have about doubled this year; it’s scheduled to report earnings Nov. 4.