The S&P 500 was down 0.59% in midday trading to 2,048.87.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.48% to 17,468.45.
The Nasdaq was down 0.72% to 5,012.69.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 0.9% to 2.22%.
The price of gold was down 0.6% to $1,069.40.
Aliso Viejo-based New Home Co. was down 2.9% to $12.70 and a market cap of $254.2 million. The homebuilder was trading at below average volume, giving back Friday’s gains.
Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. was up 1.5% to $15.90 and a market value of about $966.5 million. The company, which makes software that doctors and dentists use to manage their practices, traded on below average volume to kick-off the final trading week of the year.