The traders who showed up weren't making many big moves in the extra session Tuesday, as a general lack of news kept buyers and sellers on the sidelines.
The Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust (QQQ) was the most active issue on Instinet after the bell, where it lost 0.6% to $30.92. Overall, volume was on the light side. More than an hour into extra trading, around 1.8 million shares changed hands among the 20 most active stocks on Instinet.
Chip-equipment maker Novellus (NVLS) was off 2.4% to $45.54 as the company offered essentially lukewarm comments during its midquarter update. Semiconductor gearmaker Applied Materials (AMAT) was down 1.9%.