While stocks were sluggish during regular trading today, after-hours buyers pounced on two recent inductees to the
of the world, e-commerce infrastructure provider
was recently the heaviest traded stock on
, gaining 3.2% to $41.75, with over 600,000 shares being exchanged. The shares were also ratcheting up gains on
ECN, the other extended-hours platform, as investors scrambled to snap up the stock. The company, which is based in Memphis, Tenn.,
announced yesterday it would cut 250 jobs, or 10% of its workforce, in a streamlining move.
was getting snapped up by the after-hours crowd. On Instinet, the shares rose 3.4% to $46.25 and climbed 2.3% to $45.75 on Island. Fiserv, which provides data processing, business support and transaction processing to about 10,000 financial services providers, including banks, insurance companies and brokerage firms, replaced
Old Kent Financial
on the index. The stock, like Concord, was previously on the
S&P MidCap 400
. The stock recently tumbled 14.3% to $12 as investors reacted to its after-the-bell earnings warning, which said its first-quarter earnings per share would be "in the low- to mid-single pennies" due to higher-than-expected costs.
Extended hours volume was healthy, especially on Instinet, where winners seemed to outpace the losers. Some blue-chip tech names were on the rise, including
, lately up 0.3% to $15.03;
, up 1.2% to $26; and even beaten-down
managed to gained 0.4% to $8.44.
The triple Qs, or the
, was lately up 0.3% to $39.28 on Instinet.
The first quarter may be over, but some things don't seem to change. Indeed, bellwether Cisco continued its slide as the shares were off 0.8% to $15.69 on Instinet. Island players sold off on tech stalwarts
. Included in the downturn were names like
, which lately lost 1.58% to $7.78, and software maker
, down 1.28% to $29.
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Island ECN offers trading, mainly in Nasdaq-listed stocks, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
explains how the rules change when the sun goes down in Investing Basics: Night Owl, a section devoted to after-hours trading.