MARKET PULSE-Dell, Luna Innovations, Intel, Natus Medical, Linn
July 8 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Monday:
DOW, S&P ADVANCE BEFORE ALCOA OPENS EARNINGS SEASON
U.S. stocks mostly rose, extending gains after last week's robust June payrolls report to push the S&P 500 closer to its all-time high set in May, just before the start of earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.46 percent and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 0.42 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index was unchanged on a percentage basis, weighed by a fall in technology shares.
** DELL INC, $13.41, up 2.87 pct (1200 ET)
Shareholder advisory firm ISS recommended Dell shareholders vote in favor of a $24.4 billion buyout offer for the PC maker from founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell, increasing the odds that his bid will succeed. The Dell stock was second-most traded stock on the Nasdaq by midday.