With little news to drive the action after the close, traders focused on big name tech companies following a big rally during the regular session.
was the volume leader, slipping 0.4% to $6.68. The
Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust
was inching up 0.2% to $30.82.
Overall, volume was on the light side. In the first hour of extra trading, around 2 million shares changed hands among the 20 most active stocks on the Instinet platform.
was creeping higher by 1.4% to $1.46, but the slight move up comes on the heels of another rough day for the telecom services provider. In regular trading, WorldCom lost 9% to finish at $1.44, a 52-week low. The stock traded as low as $1.38.
was lower by 0.1% to $28.50, and
was up 0.2% to $25.63 a day before the chip-equipment maker reports its quarterly results. Applied climbed almost 8% by the time the 4 p.m. EDT close rolled around.
was off 0.6%,
was up 0.5%,
was down 0.4%, and
was losing 5.7% to $4, but volume was light.
Among the stocks with news,
was falling 3.3% to $18.85 after the company met analysts' lowered guidance for the first quarter. Last week, the casual apparel retailer said it would earn 10 cents a share for the quarter. The company kept its word, but until Pacific warned, analysts were looking for a profit of 13 cents. Meanwhile,
was tacking on 1.7% to $40 after the company topped analysts' expectations