JDS Uniphase

(JDSU)

was off 1.4% in early afternoon.

Lehman Brothers

began coverage with an outperform and called it the "dominant merchant vendor" in the sector. The stock rose 19.6% between Sept. 18 and Monday's close. Other optical network stocks were lower today as well.

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