Updated from 5:13 p.m. EDT
Trading was heavy in after-hours trading Tuesday as more then 5 million shares changed hands in the first 15 minutes of action, but volume dropped off considerably after the initial flurry.
The extended session was an extension of the regular session, which produced minimal overall change. Most stocks on the Instinet top 20 volume movers moved less than 1%.
were getting hit hard, falling 14.5% to $2 on Island ECN, after the company projected third-quarter revenue of $35 million to $40 million. Analysts were expecting a top line of $54 million.
was off 1.3% to $7. The company has come under some heat in recent days as
fears spread that the company's business will suffer if consumers continue to pull in their spending.
was off 6.8% to $5.50 on Instinet, after falling 32.9% during the regular session. Earlier in the day, the direct marketing company said the postponement of a 3-for-1 stock split hadn't been discussed in some news reports.
was up 0.1% to $14.34, after gaining 5.3% in the regular session. The company confirmed on Tuesday that it has bid $40 million for some of the assets of
. The move is an effort to make sure WorldCom's Internet service is not disrupted by the demise of the Rhythm network, a unit of Rhythms Netconnections.
The big tech names were also making the rounds on the charts.
was the top Instinet volume mover, but remained unchanged at $21.68. Boxmaker
, which fell 0.3% to $19.10, was next.
was up 0.2% to $12.27.
remained unchanged at $6.59.
Island ECN offers trading, mainly in Nasdaq-listed stocks, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
explains how the rules change when the sun goes down in Investing Basics: Night Owl, a section devoted to after-hours trading.