Barnes & (BNBN) plunged 15.6% in midmorning after it said, following Tuesday's close, that it expects to report a loss of $1.05 to $1.08 a share for 2000, worse than the First Call/Thomson Fianancial estimate of a 95 cent loss. The online bookseller said estimates do not include costs in its acquisition of Prudential Securities downgraded the stock to sell from hold and slashed its price target to $1 from $7. Goldman Sachs increased its 2000 loss estimate to $1.05 a share from 94 cents.

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