U.S. Treasury yields rose after trading lower following the Treasury Department's auction of $24 billion in 10-year notes at a high yield of 2.237 percent.
Benchmark 10-year Treasury note yields traded at 2.2756 percent after trading around 2.26 percent after the sale. They rose as high as 2.2783 percent.
Thirty-year U.S. bond yields traded at 3.0715 percent after trading around 3.04 percent following the sale. They rose as high as 3.0676 percent.
The sale's bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.72, slightly higher than a recent average of 2.66.
Indirect bidders took 60.2 percent, higher than a recent average of 51 percent, while direct bidders made up 20.9 percent.
"Bottom line, a yield around the highest level since December brought out the buyers and the 10-year yield is falling to 2.24 percent from 2.26-.27 percent just prior. We'll soon see if this creates a ceiling now in yields at the 2.25-2.30 percent. At the same time we'll soon see whether we've actually created a new floor for rates too," Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group, said in a note.
Earlier, U.S. Treasury yields fell following the release of numerous U.S. economic data points.
Retail sales in the U.S. remained unchanged in the month of April, while analysts expected a 0.3 percent increase. U.S. business inventories for March also came in below expectations, rising 0.1 percent versus a 0.2 percent estimate.