The S&P 500 rose 0.3% in midday trading to 2,976.05.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.5% to 26,952.41.

The Nasdaq also rose 0.5%, to 8,029.93.

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The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond ticked 0.1% higher to 1.72%.

The price of gold dipped 1.8% to $1,512 an ounce.

The price of oil dropped 2.2% to $56 a barrel.


Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) was down 2% to $810 and a $22.5 billion price target on moderate volume. Jefferies maintained a hold rating on the fast casual’s shares with an $820 price target.


KushCo Holdings Inc. (OTC: KSHB) was up 11% to $2.55 and a $228 million market cap. Compass Point maintained a buy rating on the maker of packaging for marijuana and CBD products with a $5 price target. Shares of the Cypress based firm are down about 53% since July when they reached $5.41.