Apple Sliced in Half - TheStreet

Apple Computer

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was down 52% at the bell as investors punished it for its earnings warning. Few tech issues escaped the carnage, with computer makers hit hardest. The

Box Maker Index

lost 12%, with

Gateway

(GTW)

off 13.4%,

Hewlett-Packard

(HWP)

down 6.6% and

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

dropping 7.9% to a new low of $30.81. Stocks like

Compaq

(CPQ)

that avoided the sell off early fell in a wave of late trading. Among widely followed techs,

Cisco

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nose dived 7.1%,

Intel

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fell 6.3% and

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

lost 5.5%.