Net Sector Breaks Even as Investors Take Profits

Also, announces a 2-for-1 split, sending the stock up about 18% this morning.
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Internet stocks were a little more than kin to the rest of the stock market this morning, and a little less than kind. Traders were taking profits this Friday after the Internet Sector

index reached an all-time high yesterday, and the index averages were nearly unchanged in the early morning.

There's very little stock-specific news this morning, save


, whose board approved a 2-for-1 split this morning. The stock was rocketing higher, up 16 11/16 to 109 5/8, an 18% gain.

Online auctioneer


(EBAY) - Get Report

was off 3 1/8 to 149 1/4, or 2%. The other Net leaders weren't faring much better:



shed 3/4 to 213 9/16;

(AMZN) - Get Report

fell 7/8 to 77; and

America Online


was off by 1 1/16 to 158 3/8.


(ATHM) - Get Report

lost 5/8 to 48 5/8.



was up 3/8 to 54 7/8.



lost 5 1/16, or 4%, in the early going to 121 1/16.

InterNAP Network Services

(INAP) - Get Report

, which offers centrally managed Net connectivity to businesses, was down 5 3/16, or 4.5% to 109 1/4.