MARKET PULSE-Acadia Pharma, Microsoft, Boyd Gaming, BlackBerry

Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:23am EDT
 
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April 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:

WALL ST FLAT AFTER CLAIMS DATA AS TECHNOLOGY SHARES DRAG

U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday as weakness in the technology sector offset gains spurred by an upbeat report on the labor market.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 4.18 points, or 0.03 percent, to 14,806.42. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 0.39 points, or 0.02 percent, to 1,588.12. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 4.85 points, or 0.15 percent, to 3,292.41.

** ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $11.44, up 44 pct (0931 ET)

The biopharmaceutical company said data from an initial late-stage trial would be sufficient to file for approval for its experimental Parkinson's Disease drug, and that it would not need to conduct an additional trial as planned earlier.   Continued...