Orange County Business Journal

Midday Stock Roundup

Kari Hamanaka Friday, December 27, 2013

The S&P 500 fell 0.06% to 1,840.85 in afternoon trading Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.06% to 16,470.31, while the Nasdaq was off 0.25% to 4,156.70.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond rose 0.13% to 2.99%.

The price of gold was up 0.13% to $1,214.70 per ounce.

RESTAURANTS

Huntington Beach-based BJ's Restaurants Inc. was off about 2% to $30.96 for a market value of $873.91 million. Chicago-based Zacks Investment Research Inc. reiterated its "underperform" rating on the company citing a challenging operating environment for the casual dining sector.

HEALTHCARE

Irvine-based laser device maker Biolase Inc. rose about 16% to $2.49 for a market value of $86.60 million.