Microsoft and Vodafone Group Among Most Active Stocks in Nasdaq Pre-Market

By Christopher Witrak  NOV 13, 2012 9:27 AM

PowerShares QQQ Trust was down this morning.


MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL The three most active funds and stocks in pre-market trading on the Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD), and PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) as of 9:00 a.m. EST.

Investors traded 5,532,306 shares of Microsoft, which was down $1.06, or 3.79%. Steve Sinofsky has left Microsoft. He headed the Windows unit and worked with Microsoft for 23 years. Julie Larson-Green will replace him and oversee all software and related hardware.

Investors exchanged 764,634 shares of Vodafone, which was down $0.95, or 3.60%. According to the New York Times, Vodafone wrote down the value of its network businesses in Spain and Italy by 5.9 billion British pounds, or $9.3 billion.

Investors also traded 286,734 shares of PowerShares QQQ Trust, which was down $0.43, or 0.68%.

(See also: Pre-Market Primer: Bonds Rally on Fiscal Cliff Worries.)

Twitter: @ChrisWitrak
The author has a position in Microsoft.