Technology stocks dominated the after-hours charts following a mostly quiet regular session.
On Instinet, about 3.1 million shares changed hands within thefirst 30 minutes after the closing bell. The top 20 volume movers accounted from less than 1 million of those shares.
, a makerof chip equipment, said Monday afternoon that it earned $35.2 million, or 24cents a share, in the third quarter, before one-time items.That number matched the consensus estimate. In the year-ago period, the company earned $43 million, or 29 cents a share. Novellus attributed the shortfall to slowing demand for electronics products. Shares of Novellus ticked down 0.2% to $31.58 on Instinet. The issue was the leader in volume on Island ECN.
, another semiconductor capital equipment producer, was off 0.7% to $33.40.
, a third chip equipmentmaker, was off 0.2% to $36.55. Before the opening bell, Lehman Brothers lowered its rating on a group of semiconductor equipment makers.
Nasdaq 100 Tracking Stock
was the top volume mover on Instinet and was up 0.1% to $34.44.
followed, but remained unchanged at $16.21.
was off 0.7% to$24.20, and
was flat at $9.68.
gained 0.3%, while
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