The moves came as investors continued watching the 10-year Treasury yield, which crossed the 1.5% level on Monday and has since remained above that mark, last sitting at 1.508%. Yields move inversely to prices.
Currencies and oil
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 94.312 following a recent climb from below 94.
The Japanese yen traded at 111.80 per dollar, having weakened from below 111.6 against the greenback yesterday. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7193 after falling from above $0.728 earlier this week.