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Changing to reflect the new face of Internet stocks, Internet Sector index will have five new stocks added to it next week and will lose an underperforming member.

Effective at Monday's market open,

Internet Commerce Group









Juniper Networks

(JNPR) - Get Juniper Networks, Inc. Report

will be added to the

index, known as the DOT, which investors use to track the performance of Internet sector stocks.


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will be replaced by


. The index revisions will bring the number of DOT components to 24.

The DOT, the most widely followed of Net-sector benchmarks, is down more than 20% since Jan. 1. It has, however, bounced back from its 2000 low of 713.87 in mid-April to the 867 level earlier this week, a 21% rebound.

Its high point this year was March 9, when it closed at 1333.22, just before

Nasdaq stocks were crushed. The DOT is down nearly 38% since that point.

Options on the DOT trade on the

Philadelphia Stock Exchange

and have become the most-used

index contract for the sector. The DOT, according to the exchange, accounts for more than 65% of Internet index options volume on all major U.S. options exchanges during the first six months of 2000. Trading in DOT options has averaged nearly three times the average daily volume of its closest competitor. Inc.


and the

Philadelphia Stock Exchange

determine the composition of the DOT, but receives no revenue from the trading of DOT options. is the publisher of this Web site.

DOT Components as of July 24

* = New component