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by 11/20/2000 9:40 AM
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Semiconductor firm Texas Instruments (TXN - 43-3/4) may face some selling pressure this morning. Earlier today, a major brokerage firm cut its earnings numbers on TXN. Technically speaking, TXN closed below both its 10-day and 20-day moving averages on Friday. <
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by 11/20/2000 9:36 AM
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This morning, a major brokerage firm cut its rating on eBay (EBAY - 43-7/16) from a "buy" to a "neutral" rating, citing concerns over the e-tailer's aggressive 2005 sales projections. In pre-market activity, shares of EBAY traded as low as $38, compared with Friday's closing price of 43-7/16. <
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by 11/20/2000 9:11 AM
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According to a major financial newspaper, Quaker Oats (OAT - 90-5/16) board of directors met over the weekend to discuss takeover bids from Coca-Cola (KO - 61-7/16) and France's Danone. This comes just two weeks after the firm rejected a $14.8 billion takeover offer from PepsiCo (PEP - 43-15/16). One of the reasons OAT is being heavily courted by the major soft drink companies is the firm's Gatorade brand, which commands in excess of 80 percent of the sports drink market and recorded sales of $1.8 billion last year. <
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by 11/17/2000 4:01 PM
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This has not been a good week for B2B companies. The group's leader, Ariba (ARBA - 75-7/8) has seen its stock fall 25 percent in three days, from over 100 Tuesday to the 75 level. Today, Commerce One (CMRC – 46-3/4) took a huge hit, down over 15 percent at one point, on concerns of weak sales that the company denies as rumors. CMRC has made a partial recovery, but is still down over 11 percent today. Purchase Pro (PPRO - 16) is also down over 12 percent today. Former highflier VerticalNet (VERT-15-11/16) fell to a new low today of 15-1/4, down from 133 in March.

One bright spot in the e-business realm is Great Plains Software (GPSI – 49). After some post-Y2K sales slowdown difficulties earlier this summer, this provider of e-business solutions purchased Solomon Software and partnered with Siebel Systems (SEBL – 94-1/2) to be able to provide integrated front-and back-office solutions. This week they announced another alliance with Tompkins Associates. Yesterday, the stock began pulling further above its 10-day moving average and traded as high as 47, a level it had not touched in six months. It is extending its gains today on increasing volume and looks to close near the top of its range, approaching 50.
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by 11/17/2000 12:52 PM
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The December 15 call on Broadbase Information Systems (BBSW - 10-1/4) is the most actively traded call option on the CBOE thus far today and is currently the second-most active call option on the AMEX. The stock is down over 27 percent today after the company warned that it now expects to lose 15-to 17-cents per share in the fourth quarter, compared to the seven cent per share loss The Street had been expecting. <
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