NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little changed in midday trading as the market heads for a modest gain for June.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,836 as of noon Eastern Time Monday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was flat at 1,961. The Nasdaq composite edged up eight points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,405.
The S&P 500 ended last week with a slight loss but is still up nearly 2 percent in June.
Paint maker PPG Industries rose 3 percent after announcing plans to buy Mexico's Consorcio Comex.
Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note edged down to 2.52 percent.
U.S. markets will close early on Thursday and remain closed Friday for the July 4th holiday.
DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. To read our full disclosure, please go to: http://www.equities.com/disclaimer