Shares of technology companies were more or less flat ahead of key earnings.
Shares of Salesforce.com and Snowflake rose sharply in late trading following robust earnings reports from the software makers.
CrowdStrike Holdings shares rose after the cybersecurity software maker posted robust third-quarter revenue growth, boosted by demand for its cloud and identity-protection security products.
Okta said hackers stole data for all of its customer support system users in a breach that the identity-verification company disclosed last month.
Cybersecurity firm BlueVoyant agreed to buy closely held Conquest Cyber, a startup focused on the government and defense sectors, its fifth acquisition since 2020.
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