NEW YORK (
shares gained 0.99% to $14.30 as
announced a confidentiality agreement with the PC maker.
In a statement released early on Monday, Icahn Enterprises said that it entered into the agreement on Sunday, March 10, but did not reveal any specific details. "Icahn Enterprises looks forward to commencing its review of Dell's confidential information," it added.
Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a large stake in Dell in a move to get a large cash payout from the struggling PC maker. Last week, in a
to Dell's board, Icahn said that he will propose a debt-financed $9 a share dividend over the company's proposed $24.4 billion takeover from founder Michael Dell and private-equity firm
Silver Lake Partners
Dell was one of the most active premarket Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 338,026.
Chip design specialist
was another gainer, rising 0.73% to $42.75 on share volume of 750,976.
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, which announced its revamped
last week, rose 0.76% to $28.17. The social networker was another active premarket Nasdaq stock on share volume of 321,327.
Shares of social gamer and Facebook partner
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rose 1.68% to $3.63.
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shares, however, dipped 0.56% to $429.30.
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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