After-hours traders again had little news to focus on Wednesday, and as a result, widely held industrial and technology shares were occupying most of the spots on the Instinet volume leader board.
One exception was
. The stock was the most active issue, but it was unchanged from the
4 p.m. EDT close
at $25.60. During regular trading, Farmer Mac lost almost 15%. Last week, the company asked the
New York Stock Exchange
to investigate trading in its stock, which Farmer Mac believes has been under siege of late by short-sellers.
Overall, volume was on the light side. In the first hour of extra trading, about 1.5 million shares changed hands among the 20 most active stocks on the Instinet platform.
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was up 0.1% to $15.67, and
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was unchanged at $27.28. The
Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust
was flat at $30.29.
Among the few companies with news,
, a direct marketing company that focuses its efforts on young people, was up 3.4% to $13.54. After the close, the company said it turned a profit in the latest first quarter and beat analysts' estimates.
, however, dropped 12% to $14.90 after the boating products seller said same-store sales fell 1.9% in May.
Procter & Gamble
was inching up 0.2% to $87.20.
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S&P 500 Depositary Receipts
was up 1%, and
was adding 1.4%.