Orange County Business Journal

Midday Stock Roundup

Kari Hamanaka Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The S&P 500 rose 0.14% to 1,822.20 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.06% to 15,984.65, while the Nasdaq was up 0.38% to 4,206.86.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond rose 1.73% to 2.76%.

The price of gold was up 0.38% to $1,294.70 per ounce.

HEALTHCARE

Anaheim-based drug maker Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose about 4% to $69.90 for a market value of $4.12 billion. The company's stock is up about 21% so far this year. It's expected to report results for the fourth quarter on Feb. 25.

CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. was off about 3% to $9.56 for a market value of $854.26 million. Chief Executive Andrew Littlefair held a conference call Monday to provide an update and commentary on use of liquified natural gas for trucks following recent negative press surrounding the subject. Clean Energy shares are down about 23% so far this year.