The S&P; 500 was up 0.4% to 4,632.52 during midday trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4% to 36,059.81.
The Nasdaq climbed 0.2% to 15,631.71.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond decreased 1.5% to 1.5510%.
The price of gold was down 0.4% to $1,789.50.
The price for a barrel of oil dropped 0.5% to $86.35.
Shares of Irvine-based memory products maker Netlist Inc. (OTC: NLST) fell 12.9% to $6.92 per share for a market cap of $1.6 billion. Earlier in the day, the company reported a quarterly loss of 5 cents per share, greater than the 1 cent foreseen by Zacks Consensus Estimate.
Shares in data analytics software maker Alteryx fell 2.8% to $73.47 apiece for a market cap of $4.9 billion. Alteryx is scheduled to release third-quarter financial results later today. The average of 15 analysts foresee revenue of $123.1 million for the three-month period, according to Yahoo finance, down from $129.7 million in the third quarter of 2020.
Foothill Ranch-based mortgage lender loanDepot Inc. (NYSE LDI) fell 8.8% to $7.30 per share for a market cap of $1.9 billion. Despite today’s decline, the shares have gained about 18% over the last month.