MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Steinway, Vical, Broadcom, HD Supply, Zoltek

Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:21am EDT
 
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Aug 12 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Monday:

FUTURES LOWER, SUGGESTING RECENT DECLINE WILL PERSIST

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, indicating the previous week's decline would continue as investors found few reasons to buy.

S&P 500 futures fell 6.6 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 56 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 11 points.

** BLACKBERRY LTD, Friday close $9.76

The Canadian smartphone maker said it had set up a committee to explore strategic alternatives that could include joint ventures, partnerships or a sale of the company. U.S.-listed shares of the company were halted in premarket trading.

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