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%.
The price of gold decreased 0.3% to $1,777.20.
The price for a barrel of oil fell 0.7% to $73.14.
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%
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.”