The S&P 500 was up 0.4% to 2,079.31 in midday trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.7% to 17,987.05, and the Nasdaq was up 0.2% to 4,935.62.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond declined 1.4% to 2.21%.

The price of gold rose 0.2% to $1,169.

RESTAURANTS

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. is up 5% to $34.75 and a $910 million market cap in a run-up to its next quarterly earnings report, scheduled for tomorrow. Consensus is for $44 million in quarterly revenue with a full-year 2015 guidance of $215 million.

RETAIL

Irvine-based Tilly’s Inc. was up 4% to $13 and a $365 million market cap. Comparable retailers’ shares have risen on earnings reports in the last week, and Tilly’s reports earnings for its most recent quarter on March 18.

HOMEBUILDING

Aliso Viejo-based New Home Company LLC was down 2.8% to $14.11 and a $233 million market cap on profit-taking after positive quarterly and annual results Friday drove the stock slightly higher. The builder’s 2014 revenue grew 80%, and net income declined 30%.