The S&P 500 was up 0.3% at 4,239.04 during midday trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 33,889.43.

The Nasdaq climbed 0.5% to 14,213.05.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond fell 0.4% to 1.48%.

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The price of gold decreased 0.3% to $1,777.20.

The price for a barrel of oil fell 0.7% to $73.14.

TECHNOLOGY

Irvine-based data analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. (NYSE: AYX) rose 2.9% to $88.21 per share for a market cap of $5.9 billion.  Investor website DirectorsTalkInterviews.com said yesterday the consensus is that the shares could rise 38.4%

HEALTHCARE

Irvine-based drugmaker Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SPPI) fell 5% to $3.97 per share for a market cap of $641 million. Zacks Equity Research said yesterday the “huge implied volatility” for the stock options in the company “could mean there’s a trade developing. Oftentimes, options traders look for options with high levels of implied volatility to sell premium.”