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After Getting the Flu, Healtheon Looks Much Better

Today being Friday the 13th, it seems fitting to talk about fears which have been plaguing the Net market lately. There are, of course, fears of rising interest rates; fears of a slowdown in Net traffic; fears of Y2K.

Despite the fears, Internet shares are starting to stabilize. In the past week, the ISDEX is only down 1.7%. Here's a look at the chart:

ISDEX .

 

12-Aug-99

% change

The Internet Stock Index

 

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6-Aug-99

     

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ISDEX

 

430.67

-1.70%

NASDAQ

 

2569.52

0.80%

DJIA

 

10751.71

-0.36%

       

Amazon.com

AMZN

91.75

2.44%

American Online

AOL

92.75

9.44%

Ariba

ARBA

115.375

33.53%

At Home

ATHM

39.0625

-8.22%

Axent Technologies

AXNT

12.75

8.51%

Broadcom Corp

BRCM

113.375

4.01%

Broadvision

BVSN

91

26.39%

Beyond.com Corp

BYND

16.9375

3.44%

CDNow Inc.

CDNW

15

-4.76%

Checkpoint Software

CHKP

65.125

3.17%

CMGI Inc

CMGI

76.9375

-0.08%

Concentric Networks

CNCX

19.375

6.53%

CNET Inc.

CNET

32.5

0.39%

Cisco

CSCO

61.6875

-0.90%

Cybercash

CYCH

8.875

-4.05%

Doubleclick

DCLK

79.3125

7.18%

eBay

EBAY

91.375

9.76%

E*TRADE GROUP

EGRP

24.375

-5.34%

Earthlink Networks

ELNK

45.125

8.57%

Exodus Communications

EXDS

120.8125

7.81%

Go2Net Inc.

GNET

61.375

9.97%

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