The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,885. The Nasdaq composite was little changed at 4,544.
Energy stocks moved higher along with the price of oil. Rig operator Transocean rose 3 percent.
Crude oil gained 55 cents to $44.97 a barrel in New York.
Bond prices didn't move much. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was little changed at 2.09 percent.