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The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,834.55.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4% to 25,422.08.

The Nasdaq was 0.1% lower to 7,792.51.

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The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond declined 1% to 2.95%.

The price of gold was 0.3% higher to $1,223.


Ensign Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) in Mission Viejo was down 4.6% to $35.30 and a $1.8 billion market cap. The health care facility owner reported higher net income that beat estimates, but shares had already risen 67% year-to-date.


New Home Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWHM) in Aliso Viejo was down 4.6% to $8.96 and a $188 million market cap. The builder and developer reported quarterly net income of $115,000 on revenue of about $156 million, compared with net income of $1.5 million on revenue of $144 million year-over-year


El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) in Costa Mesa was down 2% to $11.25 and a $435 million market cap. Shares had recovered from an after-hours trading dive of about 9% following the fast food chicken chain’s report of flat revenue and lower income in its most recent quarter.


AutoWeb Inc. (Nasdaq: AUTO) in Irvine was down 7% to $3.50 and a $45 million market cap. The automobile sales leads provider reported a quarterly net loss of $5.2 million on revenue of $29.3 million; in the same quarter last year it reported $300,000 in net income on revenue of about $35 million.