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The Night Watch: Big Tech Takes Over Sleepy Session

Cisco is the volume leader. Oracle picks up 1.6%.
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The after-hours session was slow Friday as news was light and traders seemed to have already put the choppy week behind them and headed out for the two-day break.

In the first hour of trading, only around 1.5 million shares had changed hands among the top-20 volume movers on the Instinet platform.


(CSCO) - Get Cisco Systems Inc. Report

was the volume leader, trading up 0.4% to $15.30.

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Applied Materials Inc. Report

was off 0.2% at $42.41, and the

Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust

(QQQ) - Get Invesco QQQ Trust Report

was losing 2.4% to $32.84.

Elsewhere, widely held tech shares were active, as is usually the case.

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(MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation Report

was slipping 0.2%, while


(DELL) - Get Dell Technologies Inc. Class C Report

was gaining 0.6%.



was off 0.1% at $7.08, and


(ORCL) - Get Oracle Corporation Report

was tacking on 1.6% at $15.75.