Research In Motion and Sirius XM information has been added to this story; share prices have been updated.
NEW YORK (
(AAPL - Get Report) was a significant gainer ahead of 2013's first trading day on Wednesday, rising 2.83% to $547.24 as the stock continues its recent rally.
The tech giant's shares ended the last trading session of 2012 up 4.43% as investors eye a
big 2013 from the iPhone and iPad maker.
(FB - Get Report) was another winner in premarket trading, rising 2.56% to $27.30, lifted by positive analyst sentiment.
BMO Capital Markets recently
the social networker to outperform, citing expectations of accelerating ad revenue. Facebook shares closed up 2.73% on Monday, the last trading day of 2012.
(HPQ - Get Report)
, which saw its shares slump more than 44% during 2012, is also rallying. The No. 1 PC maker's stock rose 2.46% to $14.60 before market open after ending Monday's session up 4.17%.
(INTC - Get Report)
also is continuing its recent momentum, rising 1.5% to $20.93 before market open. The chip giant's stock ended Monday's session up 1.93%.
Research In Motion
, which will unveil its
new BlackBerry 10 offerings
later this month, is up 3.56% to $12.29 in premarket trading on Wednesday. The handset maker's stock ended Monday up 0.68%.
(MSFT - Get Report)
shares, which gained 0.6% on Monday, are up 1.65% to $27.15 in premarket trading.
(SIRI - Get Report)
shares rose 2.08% to $2.95 before market open on Wednesday.
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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