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