The chipmaker shrugged off statistics on ongoing declines in PC shipments, climbing 1.08% to reach $23.50. Intel was also one of the most active pre-market Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 353,835.
HP (HPQ - Get Report), which is now the No. 2 PC maker after Lenovo, according to Gartner's (IT) latest research, also shrugged off the PC declines. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based tech giant gained 1.23% to reach $26.25.
Once again, Sirius XM (SIRI - Get Report) was a pre-market mover, rising 1.39% to $3.64 on Nasdaq share volume of 331,697. Earlier this week, Sirius announced it added 715,000 net new subscribers during the second quarter, taking its total subscribers to more than 25 million.Shares of Facebook (FB - Get Report) and BlackBerry (BBRY - Get Report) were also heading northward, climbing 1.24% to $26.12 and 0.97% to $9.37, respectively. --Written by James Rogers in New York. Follow @jamesjrogers