eBay Gives OK on PayPal Spin-Off, Surges Midday

dELiA*s, Inc. NASDAQ: DLIA, Lumos Networks Corp NASDAQ: LMOS and eBay Inc NASDAQ: EBAY are today's top-gaining billionaire stock picks midday. On the losing end are Endeavour International Corporation NYSE: END, Voltari Corp NASDAQ: VLTC and NII Holdings Inc OTCMKTS: NIHD.

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dELiA*s Surges Following Acquisition Chatter

dELiA*s, Inc. ( DLIA) climbed +14.76% early in the day this Tuesday after revealing that it has received several inquiries regarding a potential acquisition and plans to evaluate strategic alternatives. It's been a tough 2014 for the apparel retailer, which has dropped -68.19% year-to-date. Tiger Global has maintained a 3.4-million-share position since the fourth quarter of 2013.

Lumos Networks Corp ( LMOS) jumped +8.27% midday - the result of comments yesterday that the company is beginning the sale process. A fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, Lumos has been in George Soros' investment portfolio since the second quarter of 2013. It has gained +16.71% over the past five days.

Taking the third and final spot on today's list of midday gainers is eBay Inc ( EBAY), up +7.6%. eBay's surge comes on the heels of the announcement that it will split off its PayPal division next year - a move activist investor Carl Icahn made a major push for at the start of the year. Billionaire investors Seth Klarman and Leon Cooperman are also likely welcoming the news.

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