ISDEX Erases Last Week’s Gains

Internet issues plunged on Monday as investors, concerned over Net
valuations and near-term interest rate hikes, pocketed profits.’s Internet Stock Index fell 40.38, or 4.51 percent, to 854.24,
the Nasdaq Composite lost 139.32 to 4096.08 and the Dow Jones industrial
average dropped 243.54 to 11008.17. Monday’s losses erased almost all of last week’s gains. (NEOF)
zoomed up 39-3/8 to 52-3/8 in its first day of trading. The online B2B medical supplier priced 7 million shares at $13 each. Underwriters were Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Robertson Stephens, Volpe Brown Whelan and William Blair. (SWCM)
added 2-7/16 to 95-1/2. Piper Jaffray initiated coverage with a “strong buy”
rating and $112 price target.

Broadcom Corp. (BRCM)
fell 24-13/16 to 287-5/8, eBay Inc. (EBAY)
gave up 14-1/8 to 136-3/8, Network
Solutions Inc.
slipped 34-15/16 points lower to 236-11/16 and Verisign Inc. (VRSN)
lost 12-13/16 to 195-1/8.

E-tail giant Inc. (AMZN)
jumped 8-1/6 to 70-1/8. The company Monday invested another $30 million in (DSCM), bringing its total stake to almost 28 percent. added 5-7/8 to 35. Inc. (MPPP)
lost 1/2 to 29-1/8. Over the weekend, the company confirmed the Recording Industry Association of America had
hit it with a copyright infringement lawsuit. The suit centers around its
personalization initiative.

Liquid Audio Inc. (LQID)
matured 8-3/16 to 34-1/16 on news the company will add support for Microsoft Corp.‘s (MSFT)
Windows Media format in its flagship audio player.

Quintiles Transnational Corp. (QTRN)
added 3-1/6 to 27-1/2 and Healtheon/WebMD Corp. (HLTH)
gained 5-9/16 to 65-1/8. Healtheon is paying $2.5 billion in stock and cash
to pay Quintiles, which conducts clinical drug trials.

Ask Jeeves Inc. (ASKJ)
lost 9/16 to 99. Daimler Chrysler Monday agreed to use Ask Jeeves’ corporate
search tool on its Web site. Inc. (ABTL)
slipped 1/2 to 12-1/16. The online car site plans to offer vehicles to
consumers directly, bypassing dealers.

Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR)
fell 8-9/16 to 141-3/8 and Extreme Networks Inc. (EXTR)
added 9/16 to 89-7/16. The companies are working together to give Internet
providers faster-performing equipment and better network results.

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