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The S&P 500 climbed 0.1% to 4,364.50 in midday trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ebbed up 0.1% to 34,820.45.

The Nasdaq increased 0.3% to 14,676.22.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond fell 0.9% to 1.27%.
The price of gold was up 0.1% to $1,805 an ounce.
The price for a barrel of oil increased 1.6% to $71.40. 

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MANUFACTURING
Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (Nasdaq: KALU) dropped 9.4% to $106.61 and a $1.7 billion market cap. The Foothill Ranch-based manufacturer yesterday reported second-quarter results that missed analysts’ estimates. 

SERVICES
Resources Connection Inc. (Nasdaq: RGP) jumped 13% to $15.51 and a $509 million market cap. The Irvine-based provider of consulting services yesterday reported fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and profit that topped analyst expectations.  
 

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