Traders were fairly active in the extended session Thursday, but few stocks were straying far in either direction from their closing levels.
Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
, which is merging with
, was the most active stock on the Instinet platform following the 4 p.m. EST end of regular trading. Ultramar was flat at $49.57.
, a provider of electronic payment and other services, was the No. 2 volume mover, but the issue was unchanged at $15.60.
Overall, volume was fairly convincing, especially considering the slow sessions that normally occur during the holidays. In the first half-hour of extra trading, about 3.2 million shares changed hands among the top 20 volume movers on Instinet.
was off 0.1% at $13.97, and
was flat at $4.63.
was slipping 0.2% to $18.45, and
was down 2% to $15.33.
was unchanged at $67.86, and
was inching down 0.2% to $12.79.
Big winners and losers were hard to find.
was up 2.2% to $8.81, and
was higher by 2.1% to $6.28, but volume was extremely light on both issues.
was off 9 cents at 91 cents.