Compaq Computer

(CPQ)

, whose

warning touched off a 13% slide in the company's shares Wednesday, was up 5% in early afternoon today as PC stocks turned broadly higher.

Gateway

(GTW)

was up 5.2%. But

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

,

viewed by analysts as likely to warn soon, was down 2.1%. The

Box Maker Index

(BMX)

was up 2.4%.