The S&P 500 was up 0.1% in midday trading to 2,997.27.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.3% to 27,301.35.

The Nasdaq rose 0.1% to 8,214.03.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was up 0.4 % to 2.05%.

The price of gold declined 0.1% to $1,426.

The price of oil declined 0.1% to $55.23 a barrel.


Casual dining chain BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) was down 2.1% to $41.06 with a market cap of $851 million. Shares of the Huntington Beach-based company are down nearly 20% for the year.


Smith Micro Software Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) in Aliso Viejo was up 5.4% to $3.27 with a market cap of $104 million. The mobile software company will report its second quarter earnings next week, and Zacks released a report yesterday estimating the firm to report a year-over-year increase.