MARKET PULSE-Intel, Herbalife, Aetrium, Violin Memory, 500.COM

Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:04pm EST
 
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Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday amid a dearth of data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States, a day after the Dow industrials broke 16,000 for the first time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.06 percent, the S&P 500 0.14 percent and the Nasdaq Composite 0.3 percent.

** INTEL CORP, $24.41, down 3 pct (9:34 a.m. ET)

The world's top chipmaker's shares fell nearly 5 percent after Wall Street came away from its investor meeting craving more evidence that the chipmaker can forge a strong mobile presence to drive up revenue and margins.

** HERBALIFE LTD, $72.43, up 5.8 pct (11:41 a.m ET)

The company's shares rallied nearly 7 percent as investors rejected the latest salvo from hedge fund manager William Ackman, who insisted the company is nothing but a pyramid scheme, even though his short position based on that view has cost up to $500 million. Herbalife, meanwhile, blasted Ackman's ability to pick consumer product stocks, issuing a statement that also noted Ackman's heavy losses in JC Penney Company Inc this year.

** AETRIUM INC, $8.70, up 189 pct (9:41 am ET)   Continued...