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The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in midday trading to 2,936.95.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.3% to 26,601.39.

The Nasdaq rose 0.4% to 7,997.48.

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The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond declined 0.3% to 2.00%.

The price of gold was up 0.2% to $1,414.

The price of oil fell 0.3% to $59.25 a barrel.


Irvine-based telematics specialist CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq: CAMP) jumped 14% to $11.86 with a market cap of $396 million. The company beat analyst expectations when it reported first quarter 2020 results Thursday after the market closed. The company reported sales of $89 million and 12 cents per share, topping the consensus analyst estimate of $87 million in revenue and 9 cents a share.


Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AXNX) climbed 9.3% to $40.62 with a market cap of $1.1 billion. The Irvine-based maker of medical devices to treat bladder and incontinence maladies has a 52-week high of $40.77.

Avid Bioservices Inc. (Nasdaq: CDMO) rose 31% to $5.26 and a $294 million market cap. The Tustin-based pharmaceutical contract manufacturer yesterday reported revenue almost tripled to $17.1 million from a year ago and a 2 cent loss, which topped the consensus of three analysts for $15.7 million in sales and a 3 cent loss. The company also forecast “an increase in demand.”