Orange County Business Journal

Stock Roundup

Kari Hamanaka Friday, November 23, 2012

The S&P 500 closed up 1.21% to 1,408 on Friday.

The U.S. markets closed early today following the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Nasdaq rose 1.38% to 2,967, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.35% to 13,010.

The yield on a 10-year treasury bond rose 0.30% to 1.69%.

The price of gold was up 1.42% to $1,753 per ounce.

Shares of Irvine-based heart-valve maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp. closed up about 2% to $86 for a market value of $9.9 billion.

Irvine disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. rose about 2% to $35 for a market value of $8.6 billion.