The S&P 500 was up 0.1% to 4,295.55 during midday trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1% to 34,327.04.

The Nasdaq increased 0.1% to 14,517.21.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond climbed 0.3% to 1.48%.

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The price of gold decreased 0.8% to $1,765.80.

The price for a barrel of oil rose 0.3% to $73.13.

TECHNOLOGY

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS) in Irvine rose 4.5% to $190.85 per share for a market cap of $31.5 billion. Skyworks is one of Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis’s favorites “as Apple's iPhone 13 launch looms,” Barron’s reported earlier today.

HEALTHCARE

Orange-based Alignment Healthcare Inc. (Nasdaq: ALHC), a provider of Medicare Advantage insurance plans, was down 3.3% to $23.45 apiece for a market cap of $4.4 billion. Despite today’s drop, the shares have gained 35% since the company went public in March.