After-hours trading Thursday seemed a lot like old times, except of course for the badly degraded stock prices being sported by many of the most active issues on Instinet's volume leader board.
Tech favorites representing some of the most widely held U.S. corporations took over the late session. Normally, the big tech names are actively swapped after the close, but the latest alignment looked like so many days so long ago in 1999.
was the volume leader, but the stock was flat at $8.55.
was ticking up 0.2% to $6.46, and
was down 0.3% to $22.80.
was unchanged at $27.86, while
, were inching higher.
was falling 1% to $2.01, and
was up 1.1% to $8.50. The
Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust
was tacking on 0.1% to $30.54.
Among the big winners, merger partners
were both trading higher. Avant was climbing 6% to $16.80, and Synopsys was better by 4.4% to $44.60.
was struggling, trading down 11% to $16.44.