The S&P 500 was flat at 4,197.38 during midday trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1% to 34,424.99.

The Nasdaq was flat at 13,666.58.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury fell 1.8% to 1.579%.

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The price of gold increased 0.5% to $1,894.20.

The price for a barrel of oil rose 0.4% to $66.30.

TECHNOLOGY

Irvine-based ad software company Viant Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: DSP) rose 6.5% to $24.21 per share for a market cap of $1.4 billion. The shares have lost almost half their value since the company’s IPO in February, even after today’s gain.

RESTAURANTS  

Irvine-based Kura Sushi USA Inc. (Nasdaq: KRUS) fell 3.9% to $39.85 per share for a market cap of $336.7 million. Despite today’s drop, the shares in the revolving sushi bar company have doubled in value since the start of the year.