Research In Motion and Sirius XM information has been added to this story; share prices have been updated. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apple ( AAPL) was a significant gainer ahead of 2013's first trading day on Wednesday, rising 2.83% to $547.24 as the stock continues its recent rally. The tech giant's shares ended the last trading session of 2012 up 4.43% as investors eye a big 2013 from the iPhone and iPad maker. Facebook ( FB) was another winner in premarket trading, rising 2.56% to $27.30, lifted by positive analyst sentiment. BMO Capital Markets recently upgraded the social networker to outperform, citing expectations of accelerating ad revenue. Facebook shares closed up 2.73% on Monday, the last trading day of 2012. HP ( HPQ), which saw its shares slump more than 44% during 2012, is also rallying. The No. 1 PC maker's stock rose 2.46% to $14.60 before market open after ending Monday's session up 4.17%. Intel ( INTC) also is continuing its recent momentum, rising 1.5% to $20.93 before market open. The chip giant's stock ended Monday's session up 1.93%. Research In Motion ( RIMM), which will unveil its new BlackBerry 10 offerings later this month, is up 3.56% to $12.29 in premarket trading on Wednesday. The handset maker's stock ended Monday up 0.68%. Microsoft ( MSFT) shares, which gained 0.6% on Monday, are up 1.65% to $27.15 in premarket trading. Sirius XM ( SIRI) shares rose 2.08% to $2.95 before market open on Wednesday. --Written by James Rogers in New York. Follow @jamesjrogers >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.