Widely held tech shares were occupying the majority of the spots on the Instinet volume leader board in extra trading Thursday, and most of the price moves were leaving stocks slightly below their 4 p.m. EST closing levels.

WorldCom ( WCOM) was the volume leader, ticking up 0.8% to $7.58. The long-distance carrier posted earnings before the start of regular trading, and the company's shares traded higher after CEO Bernie Ebbers said he wouldn't sell his WorldCom stock.

Cisco ( CSCO) was slipping 0.2% to $17.03 on top of an 8.3% decline in regular action. The Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust ( QQQ) was off 0.2% at $35.13, and Ericsson ( ERICY) was lower by 0.2% at $4.01. Microsoft ( MSFT) was down 0.4% at $59.58.

EDS ( EDS) had news after the bell, reporting fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The company also said it was comfortable with Wall Street's expectations for the first quarter and 2002. The stock was losing 3.4% to $57.

Intel ( INTC) was down 0.6% at $32.10, and Oracle ( ORCL) was inching lower by 0.1% at $15.90. Tyco ( TYC) was losing 0.5% to $27.90.

Applied Materials ( AMAT) was up 0.4% at $42, and Yahoo! ( YHOO) was down 1% to $15.20. The S&P 500 Depositary Receipts ( SPY) were off 0.2% to $107.75.

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