Orange County Business Journal

Midday Stock Roundup

Kari Hamanaka Friday, May 10, 2013

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.

RESTAURANTS

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.

HEALTHCARE

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.