Net Sector Pulls Back in Afternoon Trading

Among DOT components, BroadVision and Yahoo! were taking the worst beatings.
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If there was a group of stocks due for a pullback, it would be those of the Internet strain, and that's exactly what they were doing this afternoon.

Among the components of Internet Sector



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was taking the worst beating, off 5% to 173 9/16. Not too far behind was Net portal powerhouse



, which was down 6 1/2 to 175.

From its August low to yesterday's close, the DOT rallied 55%.

Stocks overall today were slumping under the weight of a sinking Treasury market. The benchmark 30-year Treasury bond was off 15/32 to 98 17/32, yielding 6.23%.

E-finance stocks were getting pounded.



, which issued a profit warning yesterday, continued to fall today, but only modestly. It was down 5/8 to 25 3/4. Online brokers overall were slumping.

In Net news,


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announced an alliance with


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to offer the Excite portal as the Internet launch page on IBM's Aptiva line of PCs.


yesterday took a look at the performance of Excite since the closing of its merger with @Home. Excite@Home was down 4% to 46 1/4.

Meanwhile, among story stocks of the Net variety,

Modem Media Poppe Tyson


, an online ad agency, was flying on news it expects revenue for the third quarter to top $21 million, which would be a 90% jump over the year-ago period. Modem Media was soaring, up 10 3/4, or 27.4% to 50.