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VeriSign and Zynga Among Most Active Stocks in Nasdaq Pre-Market


ASML Holding was up this morning.

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL The three most active funds and stocks in pre-market trading on the Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) were VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), and ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) as of 9:20 a.m. EST.

Investors traded 3,650,015 shares of VeriSign, which was down $6.04, or 15.35%. According to Forbes, the US Department of Commerce approved a revised agreement with VeriSign for the company to remain the registry operator for the .com Internet domain. However, the Department of Commerce limited the amount VeriSign can increase prices.

Investors exchanged 3,456,861 shares of Zynga, which was down $0.19, or 7.25%. According to Bloomberg, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Zynga have changed the terms of their five-year agreement established in 2010. The new terms eased log-in, payment, and advertising requirements for Zynga, and the company now has more room to pursue growth on other sites. However, it lost its special status for social gaming on Facebook.

Investors also traded 1,028,750 shares of ASML Holding, which was up $0.36, or 0.56%.

(Also see Pre-Market Primer: The White House Makes Its First Offer of $1.6 Trillion in Tax Increases.)

Twitter: @ChrisWitrak
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