MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, ECOtality, Galectin, Vical, gold stocks
Aug 12 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Monday:
WALL ST OPENS LOWER, EXTENDING RECENT DECLINE
U.S. stocks mostly fell on Monday, extending the previous week's decline as investors found few reasons to buy, though a rally in BlackBerry limited the Nasdaq's decline.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.24 percent while the Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 0.26 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 0.03 percent.
** BLACKBERRY LTD, $10.20, up 4.4 pct (1026 ET)
The Canadian smartphone maker, struggling to compete in a difficult market, has set up a committee to look at options, including joint ventures, partnerships or a sale of the company.
BlackBerry pioneered on-your-hip email with its first smartphones and email pagers. But it has struggled to compete against the likes of Apple Inc and phones using Google Inc's Android operating system. Its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones have failed to gain traction. Continued...