The S&P 500 was flat at 3,112 at midday trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average descended 0.2% to 26,052.3.

Nasdaq rose 0.2% to 9,296.5.

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Crude oil rose 2.1% to $38.75 a barrel.

The price of gold fell 0.3% to $1,730 an ounce.

The yield on a 10-year bond declined 4.5% to 0.7%.

TECHNOLOGY

Veritone, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI) rose a massive 16% to $16 a share with a $439 million market cap. Shares of the company were trading at 1.2 million shares compared to the daily average of 768,000. The shares have risen seven-fold since March 14. Veritone is a Costa Mesa-based software company trying to break into artificial intelligence in the media advertising space.

Alteryx Inc., (NYSE: AYX) moved up 6.4% to $160.74 a share with a $10.6 billion market cap. Irvine-based Alteryx, a provider of data analytics software, was Investor Business Daily’s stock of the day yesterday. The shares have doubled since April 4.

HEALTHCARE

Evolus Inc. (Nasdaq: EOLS) leapt 8.2% to $5.44 a share with a $183 million market cap. Shares of the Newport Beach-based Evolus, a provider of wrinkle remover medications, have risen about 54% since March 14.