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STOCKS TO WATCH: CSC, NBC Internet and TriQuint

    Expect the following technology stocks to be among Monday’s most actively traded issues: Computer Sciences, NBC Internet and TriQuint Semiconductor.

  • Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC)

    The computer services provider should be moving ahead of its third-quarter earnings report Monday.

    First Call Corp. consensus pegs Computer Sciences for a profit of 74 cents a share in the quarter on sales of $2.67 billion.

    Its shares closed off $1.73 to $62.26 Friday.

    Seven of the 12 analysts tracking the stock rate it either a “buy” or “strong buy.”

  • NBC Internet (Nasdaq: NBCI)

    The online media company will be active after announcing late Friday that it would delay the release of its fourth-quarter earnings report a week later than scheduled in order to provide adequate guidance for fiscal 2001.

    NBCi, which canned 30 percent of its staff and lowered fiscal 2001 sales targets to $100 million from $150 million last month, is projected to post a loss of 81 cents a share in the fourth quarter on sales of $31.6 million.

    Analysts are still holding out hope for a loss of only $2.17 a share in fiscal 2001.

    Company executives said it will push back its earnings report until Feb. 13.

    The stock closed up 3 cents to $3.56 Friday.

  • TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TQNT)

    Keep an eye on TriQuint ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings report.

    Earlier this quarter, the chipmaker told analysts to expect sales of more than $300 million for the fiscal year, above previous forecasts.

    Analysts are looking for a profit of 24 cents a share in the fourth quarter with around $89 million of that $300 million sales target coming in the past three months.

    Last year, TriQuint posted total sales of $163.6 million.

    The stock closed off $2.88 to $31.19 Friday.

    Twelve of the 14 brokerage firms following TriQuint rate it either a “buy” or a “strong buy.”

    Last quarter, TriQuint returned a profit of 24 cents a share.>