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The S&P 500 climbed 0.7% in midday trading at 2,620.36.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 0.7% to 23,748.26.
The Nasdaq is off 0.1% at 6,869.87.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond rose 0.1% to 2.33%.
The price of gold increased 0.3% to $1,295.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) increased 2.6% to 112.70 and $24 billion market cap. A Zacks analyst report today said it is “encouraged by the company’s long-term growth strategy and its recent progress in technology pipeline.” Shares of Edwards, an Irvine-based maker of heart valves, have climbed 11% since a Nov. 2, selloff following Edwards’ 3Q earnings shortfall—largely due to natural-disaster disruptions to operations in Puerto Rico, Florida and Houston.
Kush Bottles Inc. (OTC: KSHB) dropped 7.9% to $2.80 and a $164 million market cap. The maker of paraphernalia for cannabis products is scheduled to report fourth quarter results today after the markets close. The shares had soared 66% in the past month before today.