, which rose ahead of Thursday's better-than-expected earnings, slid 5.5% at midmorning because the applications software business lagged, analysts said.
Salomon Smith Barney
Banc of America
Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown
raised estimates for the company, but other tech stocks followed Oracle downward. Key
were down at midmorning.
, which reported strong earnings Thursday, was one of the few exceptions to the slump, rising 7%.