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NEW YORK (
BlackBerry(BBRY - Get Report), formerly
Research in Motion, continued its recent momentum in pre-market trading, climbing more than 2%.
On Thursday documents filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that former RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie sold his stake in the company. At the end of 2011, Balsillie had held 5.1% of RIM's shares, according to
Shares of the Canadian handset maker, which gained 7.72% during Thursday's session, rose 2.52% to $15.45 in pre-market trading on Friday. BlackBerry was also the most active pre-market Nasdaq stock on share volume of 361,168.
Zynga(ZNGA - Get Report) was a winner before market open, rising 2.15% to $3.32 on share volume of 186,056.
Business intelligence specialist
Qlik Technologies(QLIK - Get Report) was an even bigger gainer, rising 18.63% to $27 following better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, boosted by strong software license revenue.
Shares of remote access specialist
LogMeIn(LOGM - Get Report), however, tumbled 25.44% to $17.64 after delivering tepid guidance with its fourth-quarter results on Thursday.
Vodafone(VOD) shares rose 0.81% to $26.26, while
Facebook's(FB - Get Report) stock gained 0.25% to reach $28.57.
Apple(AAPL - Get Report)shares, which closed down 0.09% on Thursday, rose 0.44% to $468.64 on Friday. On Thursday the latest
13F filings revealed that investing giants David Einhorn and
George Soros increased their stakes in Apple.
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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