The Night Watch: Level 3 Climbs After Signing AT&T Wireless Deal

Nvidia is also higher following an earnings report that topped estimates.
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A few old-economy stocks invaded the Instinet platform in extended trading Thursday, and overall volume was fairly heavy in the extra session.

Ford

(F) - Get Report

was one of the most active stocks on Instinet after the 4 p.m. EST close of regular action. The automaker was flat at $16.77, but almost 481,000 shares changed hands.

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

also made a rare showing on the late board, but the issue was unchanged from the close at $63.10.

Nvidia

(NVDA) - Get Report

was among the volume leaders, trading up 3.6% to $51.52. After the close, the company posted third-quarter earnings, excluding items, of 28 cents a share, topping estimates by a nickel. Revenue rose 87% to $370.2 million from $198.2 million in the year-ago quarter.

Siebel Systems

(SEBL)

was losing 0.2% to $22.70.

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

was up 0.1% to $19.10,

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

was flat at $15.45, and

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

was inching up 0.1% to $28.32.

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

was adding 0.1% to $64.50.

The

S&P 500 Depositary Receipts

(SPY) - Get Report

were active but unchanged at $112.60, while the

Nasdaq 100 Tracking Stock

(QQQ) - Get Report

was also flat at $37.80.

Enron

(ENE)

crept up 1.1% to $8.50 after hours. The shares retreated during the day after

Dynegy

(DYN)

said it has held talks to merge with Enron or provide the company with a capital infusion.

Level 3 Communications

(LVLT)

was among the biggest winners, climbing 10% to $4.97. The company said after the bell that it has signed an agreement to provide network services to

AT&T Wireless

(AWE)

.

Adelphia

(ADLAC)

was also gathering steam, gaining 4.9% to $24.47.

AstroPower

(APWR)

, a supplier of solar electric power products, was among the top losers, shedding 6.6% to $37.25, after the company posted third-quarter income of 10 cents a share, 3 cents shy of estimates.