Nortel Dives 28.1% on Earnings; Impact Felt by Others - TheStreet

Nortel

(NT)

was down 28.1% in preopen

Instinet

trading. The telecom equipment maker late Tuesday posted third-quarter earnings of 18 cents per share before a charge, just beating the Street's estimate of 17 cents. The year-ago result was 11 cents. Revenue came in at the low end of the expected range.

Nortel was also driving down other optical and network stocks. In preopen

Island

trading,

JDS Uniphase

(JDSU)

was down 16.8%,

Ciena

(CIEN) - Get Report

was down 11.3% and

SDL

(SDLI)

was down 16.3%.

Applied Micro Circuits

(AMCC)

was down 11.8% after

SG Cowen

cut it to buy from strong buy, in part because Nortel is a major customer.