Vodafone shares climbed 8.26% to $31.84 in premarket trading. The company was also the most active premarket Nasdaq stock on share volume of 2,945,129.
Verizon shares also received a boost from the news, gaining 7.28% to $49.95.Facebook (FB - Get Report) was a more modest gainer, rising 1.19% to $41.03 on share volume of 552,823 while Sirius XM (SIRI - Get Report) was up 0.7% to $3.60. Electric car maker Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) crept up 0.57% to $167.40, while Apple (AAPL - Get Report) rose 0.63% to $494. Salesforce.com (CRM - Get Report), which reports its fiscal second-quarter results after market close, was down 0.47% to $42.58. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are looking for sales of $939.25 million and earnings of 7 cents a share, compared to $731.65 million and 11 cents a share in the same period last year. --Written by James Rogers in New York. Follow @jamesjrogers >Contact by Email.