The Night Watch: Rambus Tacks On a Few More Pennies

Volume remains extremely light, and individual equities barely budge.
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Updated from 5:03 p.m. EDT

Volume remained numbingly low for the top movers on Instinet as a lack of corporate news stunted after-hours activity.

The 20 most-active stocks produced a net gain of 0.23% as less than 1 million shares changed hands during the first 30 minutes after the close of the regular session.

WorldCom

(WCOM)

, the top mover on Instinet, and

Exodus Communications

(EXDS)

, the second leading volume mover on Island ECN, both remained unchanged on light volume.

Rambus

(RMBS) - Get Report

was the leader on Island, up 1.8% to $7.50. The company claimed the number four spot on Instinet, gaining 1.8%. The chip technology company rose nearly 30% during the regular session following news that

Intel's

(INTC) - Get Report

new Pentium 4 microprocessor was now available. Intel's new microprocessors use Rambus-designed memory. Shares of

Intel

were unchanged in the extended session on Instinet and up 0.48% on Island.

Other tech names were circulating in the later session.

i2 Technologies

(ITWO)

, which gained 3.9% during the regular session, was up 0.4% to $7.80 and ranked number two in volume.

Microsoft

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,

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

,

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

,

Dell

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and the

Nasdaq 100

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tracking stock were all unchanged.

Island ECN offers trading, mainly in Nasdaq-listed stocks, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

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TheStreet.com

explains how the rules change when the sun goes down in Investing Basics: Night Owl, a section devoted to after-hours trading.