MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Ecotality, Vical, Invensense, gold stocks
Aug 12 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Monday:
S&P & DOW LOWER, BLACKBERRY KEEPS NASDAQ ABOVE WATER
Technology stocks Apple and BlackBerry kept the Nasdaq above break-even on Monday, but other major stock indexes were lower in a session marked by light trading.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.08 percent while the Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 0.14 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.16 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...