Wit Soundview

cut its estimates on wireless communications concern


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and lowered its rating on Internet content delivery provider

Akamai Technologies

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Wit Soundview cut its rating on Qualcomm to hold from buy and lowered the earnings estimates for 2001 and 2002. The firm cut earnings projections for 2001 to $1.18 a share from $1.27. Wit reduced 2002 estimates by 10 cents a share to $1.40. Analysts polled by

First Call/Thomson Financial

are calling for Qualcomm to earn $1.27 in 2001 and $1.66 in 2002.

On Tuesday,


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reported disappointing sales and many companies in the mobile phone industry such as






suffered. Earlier today, analysts for

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Credit Suisse First Boston

lowered their forecasts for mobile phone sales.

Wit lowered its rating on Akamai to hold from buy. Shares of Qualcomm fell $5.06, or 6.9%, to $68.13 in recent


trading. Akamai lost 13 cents, or 0.6%, to $20.44.