The S&P 500 rose 0.3% in midday trading to 3,150.37.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked 0.2% higher to 28,168.66.

The Nasdaq climbed 0.6% to 8,697.

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The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond jumped 1.3% to 1.76%.

An ounce of gold declined 0.4% to $1,462.

The price for a barrel of oil dipped 1% to $57.85.


El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) in Costa Mesa is up 5% to $16.64 and a $581 million market cap. The fast food chicken chain’s shares are up about 12% over the last five days.


Irvine-based ChromaDex Corp. (Nasdaq: CDXC) rose 3% to $3.82 and a $228 million market cap. The maker of nutrition ingredients and supplements has seen its shares rise 40% in the last month; in that time its reported sales growth in its most recent quarter, positive results from a study on its flagship product and a European Commission vote adding that product to a “recommended daily serving” list for member nations.


KushCo. Holdings Inc. (OTC: KSHB) rose 11% to $1.72 and a $185 million market cap. Shares are up about 22% for the Cypress-based maker of cannabis products packing since it gave 2020 guidance of $230 million in revenue, which would be a 67% increase over its most recent year’s results.