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The S&P; 500 climbed 0.3% to 3,899.89 in midday trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.4% to 31,281.06 while the Nasdaq rose 0.5% to 13, 931.42.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond ticked down 0.9% to 1.16%.
Oil climbed 2% to $57.99 a barrel.
The price of gold rose 1.2% to $1,833.90 per ounce.

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ENERGY
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) surged 35% to $17.52 each for a market cap of $3.5 billion. The Newport Beach energy provider today said the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a new agreement for an estimated 47.5 million gallons of its renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel the nation’s largest transit bus fleet.

HEALTHCARE
Evolus Inc. (Nasdaq: EOLS) climbed 7.9% to $7.54 and a $254 million market cap. Shares of the Newport Beach provider of aesthetic products have doubled since Jan. 4 when it said it paid $76.4 million to Oxford Finance LLC to discharge all outstanding obligations.