Internet Stocks Paddle Through Rough Wall Street Sea

Brand and market-leading stocks in ISDEX find gains while the choppy waters
on Wall Street leave those not doing deals or making strategic moves
floating in the wake.

Hewlett-Packard’s (NYSE:HWP) news that it will split into two units, one
medical and chemical analysis and the other PC, sparked the market early
but wasn’t enough to keep it humming. Today’s snapshot:



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  • PSINet (NASDAQ:PSIX) agrees to acquire Satelnet and Both
    are French ISPs with a business access focus. Terms undisclosed. What we
    like about the deal is PSINet’s continued global outlook in Asia and
    Europe, tied to a core U.S. backbone supplemented by fiber from IXC. Nuts
    and bolts backbone and connectivity.

  • (NASDAQ:INSP) announces a retail store outlet selling
    the array of products from flowers to PCs. The store is available through’s affiliates including the big Web services AOL, MSN and

  • eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) splits 2-for-1 today sending its shares up as
    investors may see its shares priced more favorably. While we like eBay’s
    service and revenue growth we’re still not convinced the valuation makes
    sense at current levels. However, we’re also willing to concede that with
    only one mega brand in this space that eBay does enjoy some leverage that
    rivals do not.

  • @Home (NASDAQ:ATHM) plans a Internet via TV service in the second
    quarter, causing ATHM shares to rise more than $7.25 to $109.125 per share.
    ATHM was one of our 1999 to watch and so far it’s been eye popping. ATHM up
    7% today to $115 per share.

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