The after-hours session was slow Friday as news was light and traders seemed to have already put the choppy week behind them and headed out for the two-day break.

In the first hour of trading, only around 1.5 million shares had changed hands among the top-20 volume movers on the Instinet platform.

Cisco ( CSCO) was the volume leader, trading up 0.4% to $15.30. Applied Materials ( AMAT) was off 0.2% at $42.41, and the Nasdaq 100 Unit Trust ( QQQ) was losing 2.4% to $32.84.

Elsewhere, widely held tech shares were active, as is usually the case. Microsoft ( MSFT) was slipping 0.2%, while Dell ( DELL) was gaining 0.6%. WorldCom ( WCOM) was off 0.1% at $7.08, and Oracle ( ORCL) was tacking on 1.6% at $15.75.

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