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The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 2,783.15.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.1% to 25,195.51.

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The Nasdaq dropped 0.4% to 7,560.56.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond fell 0.5% to 2.86%.

The price of gold increased 0.5% to $1,327.


Tilly’s Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) plunged 15% to $12.26 and a $354 million market cap. Yesterday the Irvine-based retailer reported fourth-quarter revenue and profit that missed the average estimates of three analysts.


American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD) rose 9.5% to $22.17 and a $660 million market cap. The Newport Beach maker of agricultural chemical products reported yesterday that fourth-quarter sales rose 33% to $116.5 million, aided by both acquisitions and organic growth, while net income doubled to $8.4 million with help from a tax benefit.