NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Office equipment giant Staples (SPLS - Get Report) was the most active premarket Nasdaq stock on Tuesday following media reports that rivals Office Depot (ODP) and OfficeMax (OMX) are in advanced merger talks.
Staples rose 13.44% to $14.69 on share volume of 549,382 before market open.
Vodafone (VOD), however, was a loser, tumbling 2.93% to $25.19 on share volume of 323,147.Zynga (ZNGA - Get Report) rose 2.19% to $3.27. Apple (AAPL - Get Report) shares rose 0.47% to $462.3. Shares of Dell (DELL - Get Report), which reports its fourth-quarter results after market close, crept up 0.07% to $13.82 in premarket trading. TheStreet will be live-blogging Dell's results, starting at 3:45 p.m. EST. --Written by James Rogers in New York. Follow @jamesjrogers >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.