Yahoo!

(YHOO)

was the volume leader in after-hours trading Tuesday, and several widely held tech stocks ticked higher

following a regular session in which

Nasdaq stocks were punished.

Shares of Yahoo! were ahead by 0.5% to $18.51.

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

was up 0.8% at $16.06, and

Sun Micro

(SUNW) - Get Report

was tacking on 0.3% at $10.99.

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

was off 0.1% to $18.05, and

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

was unchanged at $31.70.

Kmart

TheStreet Recommends

(KM)

, which lost 60% of its value in regular trading after

filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, was gaining 7.2% to 74 cents in the extended session.

ImClone

(IMCL)

, which is now under the

scrutiny of the Congress because of the company's handling of its cancer drug Erbitux, was adding 0.5% to $19.25.

Emulex

(EMLX)

was climbing 3.9% to $40.10 after reporting second-quarter earnings before items of 13 cents a share. On that basis, the company topped estimates by 4 cents. Including items, the company lost 35 cents, reversing a profit of 25 cents in the year-ago period.

Compuware

(CPWR)

was one of the late session's biggest winners, jumping 4.6% to $13.04. Following the close, the company posted quarterly earnings of 13 cents a share, before items, surpassing expectations by 2 cents.

Mercury Interactive

(MERQ)

was gaining 4.2% to $30.52 after posting fourth-quarter earnings, excluding items of 14 cents a share, beating estimates by 2 cents. Including items, the company earned 18 cents.

Administaff

(ASF)

was dropping in late trading after the company said its fourth-quarter financial results would fall short of its previous targets. The stock was losing 18% to $20.95 on Instinet.