MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Ecotality, Perion, Vical, gold stocks

Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:19pm EDT
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Aug 12 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Monday:


U.S. stock were little changed after trimming losses, although the Nasdaq composite index rose slightly on gains by Apple and BlackBerry.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.09 percent while the Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 0.02 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.32 percent.

** BLACKBERRY LTD, $10.30, up 5.5 pct (1228 ET)

The Canadian smartphone maker is looking at options that could include joint ventures, partnerships or a sale of the company as it struggles to survive against stiff competition.

BlackBerry, which pioneered on-your-hip email with its first smartphones and email pagers, said it had set up a committee to review its options and that top shareholder Prem Watsa was stepping down from its board due to a possible conflict of interest.   Continued...