A quiet trading day ended flat with the Dow rising 25 points to 16,504. Nasdaq eased 2 points to 4154.
On the upside
Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB) terminated an agreement to sell the company to Apollo Tyres.
The death of Kronos Worldwide (NYSE: KRO) chair Harold C. Simmons sparked speculation that the company would be acquired.
On the downside
Zacks noted that Pandora Media's (NYSE: P) mobile advertising revenue is expected to drop.
Profit taking weighed down shares of Coronado Biosciences (Nasdaq: CNDO).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 10 to 9 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 held steady at 1841. Bitcoin held steady at $792.10.