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The Night Watch: Tech Shares Trade Mixed in Late Session

Hot Topic climbs after saying December same-store sales rose.
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Tech investors were busy in extended action Wednesday, following a day in which the major averages turned negative late after trading in positive territory for most of the session.

Dell

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was the most active issue in after-hours Instinet trading, shedding 0.3% to $29.30.

Microsoft

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was off 0.1% at $68.64.

QLogic

(QLGC)

was unchanged at $56.

Volume was picking up following mostly slow sessions around the holidays. In the first 30 minutes of late Instinet trading, around 2.4 million shares changed hands among the top 20 volume movers.

Intel

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was slipping 0.2% at $35.29, and

Compaq

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was adding 0.5% to $10.85.

Sun Micro

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was giving up 0.3% to $13.54.

Cisco

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was losing 0.3% to $20.78.

Elsewhere, the

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was ticking up 0.1% to $41.15, while

Oracle

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was among the biggest losers, dropping 2.6% to $16.29.

Hot Topic

(HOTT)

was one of the top winners in extra trading, climbing 4.1% to $34.30. After the close, the seller of teen goods said December same-store sales rose 6.1%. Total sales for the month climbed 31% to $64 million. The company also declared a 3-for-2 stock split.