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STOCKS TO WATCH: Autoweb.com, Cisco and VoiceStream Wireless

Expect the following technology stocks to be among Tuesday's most actively traded issues: Autoweb.com, Cisco Systems and VoiceStream Wireless.

  • Autoweb.com (Nasdaq: AWEB)

    Autoweb.com should be worth watching after it announced that CEO Sam Hedgpeth has resigned and will be replaced by Jeffrey Schwartz on an interim basis.

    Its shares closed unchanged at 63 cents ahead of the announcement.

    Schwartz previously served as the vice president of strategic development.

    "Jeffrey's hands-on executive experience and fiscal expertise will allow us to leverage our aggregated customer and vehicle data, interactive technologies and significant financial resources to drive the evolution of our business into profitable data, technology and fulfillment organizations," said Chairman Dean DeBiase in a prepared release.

    Last quarter, Autoweb.com posted a loss of $10.8 million, or 37 cents a share, on sales of $11.5 million.

    First Call Corp. consensus expects it to lose 12 cents a share in its fourth quarter and 67 cents a share in the fiscal year.

  • Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO)

    The network-equipment maker will be active after it topped analysts' estimates in its first quarter, earning $1.36 billion, or 18 cents a share, on sales of $6.52 billion.

    First Call Corp. consensus expected the network-equipment giant to earn 17 cents a share in the quarter.

    Its shares closed off $1.63 to $55.13 ahead of the earnings report but lost more than $1 a share in after-hours trading.

    The $6.52 billion in sales marks a 66 percent improvement from the year-ago quarter when it pocketed $814 million, or 11 cents a share, on sales of $3.92 billion.

    Most analysts were expecting total sales of around $6.4 billion in the quarter.

  • VoiceStream Wireless (Nasdaq: VSTR)

    VoiceStream checked in with extremely strong sales growth in its third quarter Monday but posted a loss of $661.3 million, or $3.02 a share.

    The $562.2 million in sales marks a 317 percent improvement from the year-ago quarter when it lost $93 million, or 97 cents a share, on sales of $134.9 million.

    Its adjusted EBITDA loss was $226 million.

    Its shares closed off $2.44 to $117.38 ahead of the earnings report.

    First Call Corp. consensus expected it to lose $1.99 a share in the quarter.

    Most analysts were expecting sales of around $510 million in the quarter.

    In the quarter, it added more than 501,000 subscribers, bringing its total customer base to 3.1 million users.