The after-hours session attracted plenty of traders Wednesday, as earnings news combined with analysts' opinions to keep stocks active.
A little more than 2 million shares changed hands in the first 30 minutes of Instinet trading after the bell.
Nasdaq 100 Tracking Stock
was the most active issue on Instinet, where it was flat at $35.37.
( WCOM) was the No. 2 volume mover, but the stock remained unchanged at $12.45.
Electronic Data Systems
was losing 50 cents to $61.50, even though the company beat analysts' estimates for the latest quarter by a penny.
( FDRY) was the biggest percentage loser on Instinet, dropping 10.1% to $9.91. After the close, Foundry reported revenue for the third quarter of $74.7 million, down from $113.2 million in the same period last year. Income, excluding noncash charges, dropped to $2.5 million, or 2 cents a share, from $28.6 million, or 23 cents a share, a year ago. Analysts were looking for earnings of 5 cents, according to First Call.
was the early percentage gainer, climbing 3.7% to $14.25. Netegrity posted third-quarter revenue of $16.7 million and a loss of $2.4 million, or 8 cents a share. Wall Street was looking for a loss of 9 cents. In the year-ago period, the company earned $911,000, or 3 cents a share.
Not surprisingly, big-tech names were also among the most popular plays in the late session, with
inching down 0.2% to $9.05.
was also off 0.2%, to $17.19, but
tacked on 0.3% to $14.70.
( ENE) slipped 0.7% to $16.30. The stock has sold off sharply in the last week and a half as questions surfaced about the quality of the company's earnings and the
Securities and Exchange Commission
asked Enron for more information about its relationship with a series of investment vehicles.
Traders were also busy moving
, sending the shares up 1.7% to $13.