The S&P 500 was up 0.2% to 2,113.74
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2% to 18,067.80. The Nasdaq was up 0.2% to 5,016.24
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was up 0.9% to 2.13%.
The price of gold was up 1.2% to $1,188.
Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. was up 8.4% to $38.12 and a $1.1 billion market cap. Wedbush reiterated its “outperform” rating on shares of the fast-casual burger chain Friday and the company reported positive quarterly revenue and earnings after markets closed Thursday.
Lake Forest-based Del Taco Holdings Inc. acquirer Chicago-based Levy Acquisition Corp, was up 3.2% to $15.09 and a $275 million market cap. Del Taco said it would announce first quarter 2015 results on Monday, May 11, before markets open. Barron’s noted the “back-door” initial public offering in progress and said the chain could be valued at about $19 a share, if the acquisition closes as expected in June.