Upward Momentum Continues for Net Stocks

Technology stocks soared on Friday and Internet issues were also higher
following a strong consumer price index report.

internet.com’s Internet Stock Index gained 7.10, or 0.86 percent, to 833.17,
the Nasdaq Composite rose 107.05 to 4064.26 and the Dow Jones industrial
average jumped 140.55 to 11722.98.

MyTurn.com (MYTN)
rose 2-3/8 to 14-1/4. Michael Fuchs, former chairman and chief executive of HBO and Warner
Music Group agreed to join the MyTurn.com board of directors.

Terra Networks (TRRA)
zoomed up 16-1/4 to 94-1/4. Merrill Lynch called the Spanish access/content
provider a “must own in the European Internet Basket.”

Shares of Internet Capital
Group
(ICGE)
lost 5-3/16 to 134. The B2B holding company was part of a $38.6 million
financing round for Commerx, a B2B e-commerce solutions and marketplace
provider for industrial processing markets. plasticsnet.com is the company’s
flagship vertical marketplace.

Among the leaders, strong gains were posted by Goto.com Inc. (GOTO), up 7-13/16 to 79-9/16, Infospace.com Inc. (INSP)
gained 2-13/16 to 116, Priceline.com
Inc.
(PCLN)
rose 5-1/4 to 56-7/8 and Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
jumped 6-1/8 to 353.

Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM)
dropped 2-13/16 to 230. The company reached a deal with PSINet Inc. (PSIX)
to use its content delivery systems across the ISP’s network. PSIX shares
added 5-7/64 to 85-7/64. Akamai will report earnings tonight.
[email protected], Luke Fronefield featured Internet valuations and previewed
the companies’ set to announce earnings.

Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR)
rocketed 25-11/16 higher to 340-1/8. The maker of networking products was
initiated by Lehman Brothers Friday with a “buy” rating. Analyst Tim Luke
expects the stock to hit $400 within a year.

TMP Worldwide Inc. (TMPW)
jumped 23-1/2 to 148. Shares continue to benefit from this week’s
announcement of a forthcoming 2-for-1 stock split.

SciQuest (SQST)
added 6-3/4 to 70. The electronic exchange for scientific products Friday
joined Oracle Corp.’s (ORCL)
Oracle Supplier Network. The linkup will give the company access to almost
300 additional clients.

On the downside, [email protected] (ATHM)
lost 2 to 40-9/16. Rumors are circulating that AT&T Corp. (T) may
take control of the compan

y. AT&T already is an [email protected] shareholder.

NetZero (NZRO)
was off 1-9/16 to 30-1/2 after this week’s major run-up. The free ISP
Thursday reached a four-year alliance with GM Corp. (GM). As
part of the deal, Netzero will offer a co-branded version of its service
that will be marketed by the automaker.


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