The S&P 500 was up 0.1% to 4,451.24 in midday trading Friday.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 34,773.01, while the Nasdaq was down 0.2% to 15,030.17.


Crude oil rose 0.9% to $73.92.


Gold increased 0.2% to $1,753.10.


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The yield on a 10-year Treasury was up 2.6% to 1.45%.

 

RESTAURANTS

OC restaurant operators were generally up on Friday amid the broader rise in restaurant stocks. The Dow Jones U.S. Restaurants & Bars Index was up 0.1% to 2,572.13.


Kura Sushi USA Inc. (Nasdaq: KRUS) rose 8.1% to $48.76. The Irvine revolving sushi bar concept had a recent market cap of $472.7 million.


Huntington Beach restaurant chain BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) was up 7.3% to $44.99. The company, with a market cap of $1 billion, saw former President and CFO Gregory Levin assume the helm as president and CEO at the start of this month.