U.S. company earnings were a mixed bag Thursday.
Avon Products, Kraft Foods and MetLife fell after their profits missed Wall Street's forecasts. Time Warner Cable and Expedia rose after beating expectations.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 14 points, less than 0.1 per cent, at 15,603 as of noon Eastern time.
The Standard & Poor's 500 rose less than a point 1,763. The Nasdaq composite was up six points at 3,937.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.56 per cent from 2.54 per cent.
The S&P 500 is on track to have its best month since at least July. It's up nearly 5 per cent for October.