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.
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.
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%.
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The author has a position in Microsoft.