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Amid today's heavy selling pressure and negative breadth, the stocks that did hold up well or make a leap were most likely the beneficiary of positive research or news. Take Arrow Electronics (ARW) - Get Free Report. The stock popped 9 3/8, or 40.8%, to 32 3/8 after it was raised to strong buy from outperform by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette analyst Mark Hassenberg raised his 2000 earnings estimates to $2.27 a share, from $2.06 and initiated a 2001 estimate of $3.15 a share. Merrill Lynch analyst Jerry Labowitz set a price target of 30 for Arrow and raised his rating to buy from accumulate.

JDS Uniphase


jumped 22 1/2, or 9.6%, to 258 after


initiated coverage of the stock as a top pick and established a price target of 330 for the designer and developer of a range of products for the fiber-optic communications market.

Carrier1 International

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turned in an impressive performance, leaping 17 1/16, or 97.9%, to 34 1/2 in its trading debut. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter priced 9.375 million shares. Each ADR was priced at $17.4835 and is equal to one-fifth of an ordinary share. Luxembourg-based Carrier1 provides voice, Internet, bandwidth and related telecommunications services in Europe.

Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures


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lost 1 1/4 to 28 11/16 and


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slipped 1/2 to 16 3/8 after the companies said they would form a strategic alliance for containers.

British Telecom


shed 7 7/16 to 181 5/8 after saying it has tapped

Lucent Technologies

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to equip multimedia call centers for its customers in Britain. BT said Lucent would begin supplying the call centers immediately, through

BT Business Information Systems

and BT's new

Syncordia eCRM Solutions

. Lucent gained 3, or 5.7%, to 55 7/8.

Deutsche Telekom

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inched up 5/8 to 90 9/16 after it said it has entered a pact with


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to boost its phone network and set a separate deal with





to develop a virtual market for e-businesses. Cisco dropped 1 3/8 to 137 1/4 while Compaq gained 3/4 to 25 15/16.

Internet Capital Group


lost 1/4 to 119 after it said it has agreed to buy an interest in

, in which would receive Internet Capital Group stock worth $450 million.


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gained 1/2 to 94 3/4 after it said it has entered a deal with


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that involves making an investment in Honeywell's

. Honeywell rose 9/16 to 45 3/4.



moved up 3 1/2 to 164 1/4 after it said it has entered a deal with 19 Web content providers, including

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, to offer their services on its mobile phones. Amazon lost 2 to 68 7/16 while Reuters dropped 2 5/8 to 125 1/2.

Toys R Us


was unchanged at 11 1/2 after it said it sold a minority stake in its Internet unit to affiliates of Japanese investment bank


for $57 million. Toys R Us also said Softbank Venture Capital and Softbank Capital Partners had purchased $10 million in warrants to acquire 1.2 million shares of Toys R Us common stock at $13 a share.

USX-U.S. Steel Group

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slipped 9/16 to 22 1/2 after it said it would make a minority investment in the Internet steel exchange



Earnings/revenue reports and previews


Earnings estimates from First Call/Thomson Financial; earnings reported on a diluted basis unless otherwise specified. New highs and lows on a closing basis unless otherwise specified.


Children's Place

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lost 1 1/4, or 10.3%, to 10 7/8 despite posting fourth-quarter earnings of 51 cents a share, beating the eight-analyst estimate of 49 cents and the year-ago 38 cents.


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was unchanged at 42 15/16 after it posted fourth-quarter earnings of 47 cents a share, beating the 21-analyst estimate of 45 cents and up from the year-ago 35 cents. The company said it will repurchase 15 million shares in fiscal 2000.

Gene Logic


gained 1 11/16 to 114 after it reported a fourth-quarter loss of 29 cents a share, narrower than the six-analyst estimate of a 31-cent loss but wider than the year-ago 18-cent loss.

J.C. Penney

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fell 11/16 to 16 3/16 after it reported fourth-quarter earnings of 45 cents a share, missing the 11-analyst estimate of 47 cents and down from the year-ago 72 cents. The retailer said it expects to assume a first-quarter $200 million restructuring charge for its

Eckerd Drugstore



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fell 9/16 to 14 1/2 after it said it expects to post fourth-quarter earnings of 37 cents to 40 cents a share. The 16-analyst estimate sees the company reporting EPS of 38 cents.


rose 2 to 57 7/8 after it reported a pro forma fourth-quarter loss of 40 cents a share, narrower than the single-analyst estimate of a 44-cent loss but up from the year-ago 12-cent loss.



lost 3/4 to 36 7/8 after it said it is on track to post fiscal 2000 earnings in line with the 25-analyst estimate of $1.64 a share. The drug company also said it would complete its current $1 billion stock buyback in the first quarter and initiate another plan.

Southern Energy


rose 3/16, or 13.6%, to 1 9/16 after it reported a fourth-quarter loss of 15 cents a share, narrower than the single-analyst estimate and down from the year-ago 17-cent profit.

Wolverine Tube


lost 1/8 to 12 1/2 after it reported fourth-quarter earnings of 23 cents a share, beating the four-analyst estimate of 21 cents and in line with the year-ago report.

Offerings and stock actions

Dusa Pharmaceutical

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rose 3, or 10.1%, to 23 3/4 after it said it will sell 1.5 million shares of its common stock to Denver-based

Invesco Funds

. The purchase price is $28.50 a share.

Entrust Technologies


slipped 7/8 to 84 5/8 after it set an 8.15 million-share secondary offering at $82 a share.


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popped 12 7/16, or 19%, to 78 after it said it might set an IPO for its semiconductor equipment division. Eaton said that the offering would represent less than 20% the unit.

Martha Stewart


lost 1 7/16, or 5.1%, to 26 9/16 after it said it would repurchase 1.37 million shares from

Time Warner



Analyst actions

Credit Suisse First Boston


America Online


to strong buy. America Online lifted 1 13/16 to 60 1/8. America Online said it has chosen Dennis Patrick as president of its

AOL Wireless


Morgan Stanley raised

Automatic Data Processing

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to strong buy from outperform. Automatic Data Processing declined 1/16 to 3 1/2.

Brown Brothers Harriman

cut its long-term rating on

Eastman Chemical

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to neutral from buy and reiterated its short-term neutral rating. Eastman Chemical skidded 1 7/8 to 36 1/2.

C.E. Unterberg

advised investors to take profits in


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after recent price gains. Echostar sank 6 13/16, or 5.6%, to 114.

Merrill Lynch initiated coverage of

El Sitio


-- an Internet network providing country-specific and regional content for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audiences in Latin America and the U.S. -- as a near-term accumulate and long-term buy. El Sitio shed 3/8 to 28 5/8.

Bear Stearns

upgraded computer boxmaker



to buy from attractive. Gateway popped 5 1/2, or 8.1%, to 73 1/4.

Merrill upgraded home builder and mortgage finance company


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to near-term accumulate from neutral. Lennar fell 3/16 to 15 3/4.

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown



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, the owner of

Radio Shack

, to buy from strong buy on concerns about the quality of the company's earnings. Tandy slipped 3 3/16, or 7.9%, to 36 11/16.

Warburg Dillon Read

raised its price target on



to 54 from 35. Tekelec skidded 3/8 to 43.

First Boston upped the price target of semiconductor company

Texas Instruments

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to 165 from 140. Texas Instruments bounced 9 3/8, or 6.3%, to 156 1/2.

Separately, Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown raised its price targets on Texas Instruments,

Analog Devices

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LSI Logic

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. Analog Devices leaped 13 11/16, or 9.2%, to 161 5/16 and LSI Logic declined 1 3/8 to 57 5/8.

First Boston upgraded e-commerce software developer

Transaction Services


to strong buy from buy. Transaction Services mounted 12 1/8, or 43.6%, to 39 7/8.

Merrill Lynch rolled out coverage of

TriQuint Semiconductor


with an intermediate accumulate, long-term buy rating. TriQuint jumped 6 1/2, or 5.8%, to 117.

Merrill upgraded shipping titan

Union Pacific's

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near-term rating to buy from accumulate. Union Pacific stumbled 2 1/16, or 5.2%, to 37 1/4.

U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray

started coverage of

Zoll Medical


as a strong buy and set a price target of 54. Zoll Medical bounced 5 11/16, or 12.1%, to 52 11/16.



(BA) - Get Free Report

declined 9/16 to 36 9/16 after it said it is starting a new unit aimed at developing new ventures ranging from e-commerce to telecommunications designed to overhaul and modify work on the thousands of Boeing aircraft around the world.

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, a unit of


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, said

posted a 60% rise in unique users from December to January. edged up 3/4 to 23 3/4, Disney retreated 15/16 to 33 3/16.

Marriott International

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said they reached a tentative agreement to resolve litigation involving certain limited partnerships formed in the 1980s. Marriott International tumbled 2 5/16, or 7.7%, to 27 3/8.


, the Internet company that allows consumers to bid on everything from T-bone steaks to airplane tickets, said it named Heidi Miller as chief financial officer. Miller, who was formerly CFO at


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, will also join the priceline board and become senior vice president, strategic planning and administration. Now if she could only do something about those

commercials. climbed 4 7/8, or 9.2%, to 56 3/4.

In premarket trading,


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slid 7 3/16 to 139 11/16 after was down to 139 15/16 from yesterday's closing price of 146 7/8, after

The Wall Street Journal

reported that China would delay its approval for a Chinese mobile-phone network that would use the company's CDMA technology. According to the


, some foreign business leaders think the postponement might be a bargaining tactic launched before


debates support for China's admission into the

World Trade Organization


Sylvan Learning Systems


advanced 2 23/32, or 21.5%, to 15 23/32 after it said it was shaking up its management and planning to launch a $500 million investment venture to foster Internet companies. The company said president and co-chief executive Douglas Becker would become chairman and sole CEO.