After days of selling, a rally spread across many high-tech issues on Monday, especially those related to telecommunications. The day started with a resignation from Qwest CEO, Joseph Nacchio, and the news that he will be replaced by Richard Notebaert, head of Tellabs and the former CEO of Ameritech.
issues gained 20 percent, or 85 cents to close at $5. Network equipment manufacturers shared in the mood. Ciena
closed up 13 percent, and Juniper Networks
rose 7 percent while JDS Uniphase
was up 7.3 percent to $2.95.
The rally extended to other high-tech issues, as well. The NASDAQ index gained 48.5 points or 3.2 percent to close at 1553.
built on Friday’s gains, buoyed by speculation about a positive earnings report due Tuesday. It closed at 9.3, up 7.3 percent.
Its rivals also did well. Software maker Siebel Systems