The Night Watch: Alloy Gains Ground, West Marine Dives
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 Farmer Mac (AGM). 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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