The stocks making noise in regular trading continued to be among the most active issues in the extra session Tuesday, and bargain hunters bid up a few of the day's biggest losers.

Nextel ( NXTL), which was hammered in regular trading, moved higher by 3.6% to $5.23 in late Instinet action. Ciena ( CIEN) was inching up 0.6% to $9.05 following a day where the networker dropped 11% after issuing a profit warning.

Tyco ( TYC) was holding at $23.10 after falling almost 23% in regular trading as the conglomerate's steep slide keeps going. Williams Communications ( WCG), another of the regular session's punching bags, slipped an additional 1.2% to 85 cents.

Sun Micro ( SUNW) was the volume leader after the close, trading down 1.8% to $9.97. Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM) was also one of the most actively traded stocks, dropping 1.9% to $52.79.

The Nasdaq 100 Tracking Stock ( QQQ) was unchanged at $36.30, and the S&P 500 Depositary Receipts ( SPY) were flat at $109.12. Cisco ( CSCO), Microsoft ( MSFT) and Oracle ( ORCL) were also flat. WorldCom ( WCOM) was dropping 1% to $6.90.

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