The S&P 500 was down 0.7% to 3,147.6 at midday trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 1.28% to 25,733.2.
Nasdaq rose 0.14% to 10,509.
Crude oil fell 2.5% to $39.88.
Gold declined 0.9% to $1,803 an ounce.
The yield on a 10-year bond fell 4.6% to 0.615%.
Huntington Beach-based BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) dipped 5.3% to a share price of $17.40 at midday trading with a $387 million market cap. The S&P 600 Restaurant Index was down 3.4% today on renewed fears of a surge in the coronavirus after 58,000 new cases were reported yesterday.
Newport Beach-based Evolus Inc. (Nasdaq: EOLS) fell 8.7% to $3.06 a share at midday trading with a $103 million market cap. Its shares have declined 43% since July 6 when a U.S. judge released an initial determination against Evolus and its Japanese partner Daewoong Pharmaceutical in a dispute over imports of wrinkle treatment Jeuveau. Evolus, which makes a competitor to Allergan’s Botox, said it intends to seek a review by the full U.S. International Trade Commission. A final decision is due in November.
Costa Mesa-based artificial intelligence company Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI) surge 25% to $15.29 for a market cap of $414 million. The provider of artificial intelligence tools for media analysis yesterday said it expects net revenues for the second quarter to be in the range of $13.1 million to $13.3 million, up from the range of $11.8 million to $12.2 million provided on May 11.