The Night Watch: Big Tech Shares Space With Strangers

Traders swap a few unusual names, along with the Oracles and the Ciscos.
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A handful of unusual names made their way onto Instinet's extended-session list of top volume movers Friday.

Apollo Group

(APOL)

, the volume leader, traded down 0.2% to $47.92.

Expedia

(EXPE) - Get Report

was ahead 0.6% to $37.

Take-Two Interactive

(TTWO) - Get Report

was off 1.3% to $10.20, and

Jones Apparel

(JNY)

was down 3.8% to $31.75.

In the first 30 minutes of trading, around 2 million shares changed hands among the 20 most active stocks on Instinet.

The widely held tech issues were, as always, populating the volume leaders board. Intel was flat at $33.27, and

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

was unchanged at $19.39.

Immunex

(IMNX)

, which is rumored to be holding merger talks with

Amgen

(AMGN) - Get Report

, was ticking up 0.7% to $25.80. Amgen was up 0.5% at $56.30.

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

was inching up 0.2% to $14.60, and

Sun Micro

(SUNW) - Get Report

was unchanged at $12.34.

Clarus

(CLRS)

, a business-to-business software provider, was one of the late session's biggest winners, climbing 6.2% to $6.

Biopure

(BPUR)

, the biotech outfit, was up 2.2% to $16.36.

CoStar Group

(CSGP) - Get Report

, which offers information services to the commercial real estate industry, was losing 5.8% at $19.20.