report and improved outlook energized traders after the bell Tuesday, as the online bookseller's shares rose sharply in extended action.
Amazon was up 6.7% to $15 on the Instinet platform, where it was the volume leader. Overall, volume was moderate. In the first hour of extra trading, around 3.5 million shares changed hands among the top-20 volume movers.
was adding 2.8% to $72.75 after the online travel company
turned a quarterly profit and raised its guidance.
Check Point Software
was gaining 3.6% to $18.85
following a mixed quarter.
Among other active issues,
was up 1% to $14.15, and
, which announced a $675 million debt offering, fell 3.2% to $59.20.
was off 1.5%, and the
Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust
shed 0.4%, and
inched down 0.6%.
was climbing 0.6%.
was diving 15.5% to $16.06, even though the company met analysts' expectations for the latest quarter. Biopharmaceutical company
tanked 38% to $3.69. The company reported a narrower-than-expected loss in the latest quarter, but also disclosed disappointing results from a trial for a stroke treatment.