A sign for Wall Street is seen just outside the New York Stock Exchange.(Photo: Timothy A. Clary, AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY -- Corporate deal stories and technology stocks were bright spots on Wall Street Monday, on a day when the indexes ended relatively flat. BlackBerry shares just about 10 percent after the struggling smartphone maker said it would consider a sale.
Dole Foods rose after its CEO said he would take the company private and Steinway Musical Instruments gained after receiving a new buyout offer. And Apple rose after the blog AllThingsD said the company would release the latest version of its iPhone on Sept. 10.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 5.83 points, or less than 0.1 percent, at 15,419.68. The S&P fell 1.95 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,689.47. The Nasdaq composite and its advance pushed the index up 9.84 points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,669.95.