The traders who showed up weren't making many big moves in the extra session Tuesday, as a general lack of news kept buyers and sellers on the sidelines.

The

Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust

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was the most active issue on Instinet after the bell, where it lost 0.6% to $30.92. Overall, volume was on the light side. More than an hour into extra trading, around 1.8 million shares changed hands among the 20 most active stocks on Instinet.

Chip-equipment maker

Novellus

(NVLS)

was off 2.4% to $45.54 as the company offered essentially lukewarm comments during its midquarter update. Semiconductor gearmaker

Applied Materials

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was down 1.9%.

Among other active stocks,

Oracle

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was flat at $9, and

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

was up 0.4% to $16.45.

Intel

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was down 0.5% at $28.20.

AT&T Wireless

(AWE)

and

Sun Micro

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were each up 0.1%.

Microsoft

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was slipping 0.1%, and

WorldCom

(WCOM)

was unchanged.

Williams

(WMB) - Get Report

was down 2% to $16.77 after Standard & Poor's cut the company's debt rating to triple-B from triple-B-plus, but volume was light.

Bebe Stores

(BEBE)

was one of the biggest losers, falling 6.6% to $18.05 on word the apparel chain's president and chief operating officer resigned.