Metromedia Fiber Network
was up 23.5% near midday after it
reported a third-quarter loss of 17 cents per share, handily beating the Street's estimate of 22 cents. The company lost 16 cents per share in the year-ago period. Metromedia was boosting other network companies.
was up 4.9%, and
, which is due to report results after the close, was up 32.7%.