The Stocks Wall Street Is Watching

The following stocks may be
impacted due to significant news as noted:

Entertainment giant America
Online
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Chairman Steve Case has announced that he will step down
from his post, though will remain a Director and co-Chair of the Strategy
Committee.

Software king Microsoft
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is to pay $1.1 billion to 13 million California consumers to settle
an anti-trust lawsuit.

Computer hardware company
Dell Computer

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has been downgraded by JP Morgan to "neutral" from
"overweight".

Deutsche Bank has downgraded
electronics companies Jabil Circuit
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, Plexus Corp.
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Sanmina SCI Corp.
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, and Solectron to "sell", and
Celestica

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to "hold".

Electric utilities company
Duke Energy

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has lowered its earnings guidance for 2002 and
2003. For 2003 the company now sees earnings per share at $1.35-1.60 vs. a
consensus of  $1.84.

Healthcare company Tenet
Healthcare

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has beat its second-quarter earnings expectations by
$0.02 with profits of $0.72 per share.

Pre-market action:


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+15%,
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+14%,
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+12.5%,
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+5.5%,
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+4.8%,
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+4.8%,
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+4.5%,
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+3.5%,
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+3%,
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+2.5%,
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+0.8%.


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-11%,
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-1.8%.