Yahoo! Boosts Internet Stocks

Yahoo!’s good news about its Q2 earnings gave a lift to the Internet stock sector midday Thursday, and especially helped to move along subsidiary’s Internet Stock Index rose 12.21, or 2.17 percent in midday trading to 573.79, the Nasdaq Composite was up 22.52 to 2765.56, and the Dow Jones industrial average edged up 3.17 to 11190.53.

Yahoo! (YHOO), one of the Net’s largest compaies, said its second-quarter revenue almost tripled, from $41.2 million last year to this year’s $115.2 million. Its profits before merger charges and expenses were 11 cents a share, which beat the street’s estimate of 8 cents. Its stock was up 3 7/16 to 170 1/2 in midday trading.

Yahoo! subsidiary (BCST) also had somewhat happy news to report. It beat an expected loss of 9 cents a share by reporting a loss of 5 cents for Q2. That sent its stock up 2 5/8 to 131 1/2.

Web hosting company Interliant (INIT) made its public debut Thursday. Priced at $10 per share, it rose to $16 early, and at midday was trading down at 15 5/8.

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