The Night Watch: Enron Ticks Higher in Extended Trading

And Hot Topic falls after the company says third- and fourth-quarter earnings may miss estimates.
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was the most active stock on the Instinet platform in the extended session, as investors sent the shares of the energy merchant fractionally higher on rumors that



might be considering an investment in the company, or possibly even a merger.

Enron, whose stock has plunged during the last three weeks as shareholders fretted about the company's relationships with a series of investment partnerships -- which have led to a

Securities and Exchange Commission

probe -- ticked up 0.1% to $9.06.


(INSP) - Get Report

was also active after the bell, losing 2.5% to $1.59.


(INTC) - Get Report

was tacking on 0.5% to $28.44, and the

Nasdaq 100 Tracking Stock

(QQQ) - Get Report

was unchanged at $38.15.

Hot Topic


was one of the extra session's biggest losers, falling 3.8% to $24.51 after saying October same-store sales fell 4.4% from the same month a year ago. The company also indicated that earnings for the third and fourth quarters could come in a little short of analysts' estimates.


(CSCO) - Get Report

was up 0.3% to $18.99,


(SUNW) - Get Report

was gaining 0.2% to $12.61, and


(ORCL) - Get Report

was flat at $15.58.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

(BMY) - Get Report

rose 2% to $55.32 after hours. Earlier in the day, the company laid out its drug development plans for the next few years. The stock lost 2.7% in regular trading.



was losing 8.3% to $47.75 after the close, and


(CELG) - Get Report

was climbing 2% to $37.02.