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The S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq all rose 0.1% apiece during midday trading to 2,995.56, 26,971.28 and 8,127.34, respectively.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 3.7% to 1.69%.
The price of gold increased 1% to $1,530.
The price of a barrel of oil was up 0.2% to $58.19.
Evolus, Inc. (Nasdaq: EOLS) in Newport Beach was down 5.5% to $17.69 and a $490 million market cap. Shares are currently trading at a quarter of their typical volume. The company, a maker of a product that competes against Allergan’s Botox, is still up 49% since the start of the year.
KushCo Holdings Inc. (OTC: KSHB) dropped 6.6% to $2.69 and a $239 million market cap. Shares reached a new 52-week low of $2.66 previously on Monday, and are down 50% since the start of the year. The company, now based in Cypress, is Orange County’s largest cannabis related firm.