MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Albany Molecular, Sysco, Vical, Ecotality

Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:06pm EDT
 
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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, $10.51, up 7.8 pct (1356 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...