NASDAQ Top Percentage Gainers; (BCOM), (VMED), (CPSS), (LTRE)
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New York, New York - February 5, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors reports on the top percentage gainers on the NASDAQ for February 5th, 2013.
B Communications Ltd., (NASDAQ:BCOM) trading at $4.55 moved up $0.68 or 17.57% on a volume of 7,005 shares, making it today's top percentage gainer on the NASDAQ.
Virgin Media Inc., (NASDAQ:VMED) trading at $45.25 gained $6.56 or 16.96% on a volume of 18,027,040 shares.
Liberty Global is currently in talks to acquire U.K.-based Virgin Media which would allow it to leapfrog Comcast to become the biggest cable TV provider globally.
With 4.9 million customers, Virgin Media is No. 2 in the U.K. pay-TV market, behind BSkyB. Liberty Global has 19.5 million subscribers in 13 countries, mainly in Europe while Comcast has 22 million video subscribers, all in the U.S.
Nasdaq-listed shares of Virgin Media jumped 16% in early trading today, while Liberty Media was down nearly 4%.
Analysts say a Liberty Global-Virgin Media deal would put pressure on Murdoch's BSkyB as well as emerging Internet video providers, including Amazon.com (AMZN) and Netflix (NFLX).
Consumer Portfolio Services Inc., (NASDAQ:CPSS) trading at $8.26 rose by $1.05 or 14.58% on a volume of 431,837 shares.
Learning Tree International Inc., (NASDAQ:LTRE) trading at $5.34 gained $0.59 or 12.42% on a volume of 21,650 shares.
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