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

Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:59pm EDT
 
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Aug 12 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Monday:

DOW, S&P 500 SLIP, BLACKBERRY AND APPLE LIFT NASDAQ

The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes fell on Monday, extending losses from Wall Street's worst week since June last week, but Apple and BlackBerry kept the Nasdaq index afloat.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.21 percent and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index 0.28 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.10 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...