Late Day Rally Can’t Undo Slump

Internet stocks finished in the red but recovered from mid-day levels that
had pushed the Nasdaq composite below 4,000 for a brief period of time
today. eBay, Priceline.com, and Ariba all played a major role in the
afternoon surge.

internet.com’s Internet Stock Index slipped 6.36 lower, or 0.74 percent, to
851.22, the Nasdaq composite finished 74.79 lower to 4148.89, and the Dow
Jones industrial average lost 56.16 to 11165.77.

eBay (EBAY)
rose 23-3/4 to 167, Priceline.com (PCLN)
jumped 9-7/8 to 75-1/4, and shares of Ariba (ARBA)
gained 9-15/16 to 98-5/8. The company announced that revenues for the
quarter ended March 31, 2000 will be significantly higher than current
analyst expectations. The numbers could be in the range of $36-$38 million
in revenue, which would represent a 25-30 percent increase over analyst
estimates.

One day after a judege ruled that Microsoft (MSFT) was in violation of antitrust laws, the company slid 2 5/16 to 88 9/16.

Internet Capital Group (ICGE)
was off 10-19/64 to 67-7/8 and CMGI (CMGI)
lost 11 to 89.

Healtheon/WebMD (HLTH)
gave up 2-1/4 to 19. US Bancorp Piper Jaffray cut its rating from a “strong
buy” to “buy.”

internet.com (INTM), publisher of this site, announced the acquisitions of DomainBook.com and
Unclaimeddomains.com. DomainBook.com connects buyers directly with sellers
of Internet domain names and provides broker referral services for Internet
properties, Web sites and Internet-based businesses. Shares were off 3-3/8
to 33-1/4.


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