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NEW YORK (
Barnes & Noble(HPQ - Get Report) was a big gainer in premarket trading on Monday, as investors welcomed the
potential sale of the company's retail business.
The firm's largest stockholder, Leonard Riggio, is planning to purchase all of Barnes & Noble's retail assets, according to a statement released before market open. Riggio is also Barnes & Noble's founder and chairman.
Barnes & Noble shares spiked 15.47% to $15.60 before market open.
Zynga(ZNGA - Get Report) was another winner, climbing 10.34% to $3.52, continuing its recent run. Shares of the San Francisco-based firm closed up 7.77% during the previous trading session, boosted by Nevada's decision to
legalize online gambling.
Zynga was also one of the most active premarket Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 2,180,972.
HP(HPQ - Get Report), which announced its Slate7 tablet on Sunday, crept up 0.42% to $19.28 early on Monday.
BlackBerry(BBRY - Get Report) reversed some of its recent losses on Monday, rising 3.95% to $13.70 on share volume of 549,977. The Canadian handset maker's shares ended Friday's session down 5.04%.
Facebook(FB - Get Report) gained 0.33% to reach $27.22 while
Sirius XM(SIRI - Get Report) was up 0.33% at $3.06.
Apple(AAPL - Get Report) shares rose 0.35% to $453.37 before market open.
Vodafone(VOD), however, dipped 0.65% to $24.85.
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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