The S&P 500 rose 0.15% to 1,629.05 in afternoon trading Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.02% to 15,079.67, while the Nasdaq was up 0.56% to 3,428.22.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond rose 4.80% to 1.90%.

The price of gold was off 2.11% to $1,437.80 per ounce.


Huntington Beach-based BJ's Restaurants Inc. rose about 3% to $36.65 for a market value of $1.03 billion. TheStreet Ratings upgraded the restaurant operator this week from "hold" to "buy," with the analyst report noting the company’s strong revenue growth against the industry average and its lack of debt.


San Clemente-based ICU Medical Inc. continued its rise from earlier this week, with its shares up about 2% to $67.11, for a market value of $980.29 million. The company shot up about 11% on Wednesday amid reports it’s exploring a possible sale. ICU Medical makes needleless intravenous connectors and other medical devices.