Technology stocks were flat to lower on a quiet evening of extended trading.
, which issued a preannouncement today, lost 2 cents to $38 on
ECN, an electronic trading platform. Earlier, Juniper warned that its second-quarter revenue would come in around $200 million to $210 million, compared to its previous guidance of $300 million to $330 million. The stock plunged $8.61, or 18.5%, in the regular session.
The news jolted other networking stocks today; the
American Stock Exchange Networking Index
fell 18.7%. But some of its components were rising ever-so-slightly after the closing bell. On Island,
advanced 8 cents to $20.57 and
increased 2 cents to $16.07. Storage switch-maker
climbed 2 cents to $45.11.
After a technical glitch shut down trading on the
New York Stock Exchange completely for more than an hour this morning, volume was low today. And it didn't pick up much in extended trading, as Friday nights are typically quiet on the after-hours market.
Other tech issues advanced slightly: On Island,
edged up 6 cents to $56.20,
rose 7 cents to $17.08. Additionally,
-- which announced plans to merge with rival
yesterday -- increased 3 cents to $1.20.
Island ECN offers trading, mainly in Nasdaq-listed stocks, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
explains how the rules change when the sun goes down in Investing Basics: Night Owl, a section devoted to after-hours trading.