NEW YORK (
was a big gainer in premarket trading Monday, climbing 5.11% to $13.69 on share volume of 413,152.
The Waterloo, Ontario.-based company unveiled its much-delayed
technology last week and announced a major corporate rebranding, changing its name from Research In Motion.
Shares of the embattled Canadian handset maker
last week's trading down almost 26%.
shares gained 0.07% to reach $13.64 before market open amid ongoing chatter that the no. 3 PC maker is nearing an agreement to sell itself to a buyout consortium led by CEO Michael Dell and private-equity firm
Silver Lake Partners
The Dell chief is expected to take a majority ownership in the firm, with Silver Lake and Microsoft becoming minority investors, according to
, which said that a deal could happen on Monday.
Dell was also the one of the most active premarket Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 347,811.
shares slipped 0.74% to $29.51 in premarket trading. The social networking phenomenon, which reported
last week, was also one of the most active premarket Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 217,595.
, which announced a deal to buy
for $1.7 billion, was down 1.56% to $35.64.
rose 0.93% to $3.26, while chip design specialist
dipped 0.61% to $42.239.
shares were off 0.63% to $450.75.
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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