The positive tone of Wednesday's regular session carried into after-hours trading on Instinet, with 15 of the top 20 most active issues showing gains after the first hour. Stalwarts
were joined by
at the top of the active list.
There was little late-breaking news to drive prices, however, and trading was light at about 2.3 million shares on Instinet. Cisco was up 3 cents, to $18.27, while Microsoft was adding 7 cents, to $67.75 and WorldCom was up 4 cents, to $14.34. eFunds, which saw 250,000 shares change hands, was adding a penny, to $15.51.
Marketing software maker
had the biggest percentage drop, falling 6 cents, or 6.7%, to 84 cents on 26,000 shares traded.
were both actively traded, though neither moved from their closing prices of $17.51 and $11.10, respectively. Yahoo! added 82 cents in the regular session after saying traffic was up sharply on its shopping platform over the holidays, while Amazon rose $1.29 after a brokerage estimated it saw solid unit volume ahead of Christmas.
also treaded water on Instinet after closing up 28 cents to $12.22 at the 4 p.m. bell. The company was upgraded to strong buy from buy by A.G. Edwards on Monday.