STOCKS TO WATCH: GoAmerica, Siebel Systems and VeriSign

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Expect the following technology stocks to be among Monday's most actively traded issues: GoAmerica, Siebel Systems and VeriSign.

  • GoAmerica (Nasdaq: GOAM)

    Keep track of the wireless Internet services provider Monday ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings report.

    Analysts are predicting a loss of 40 cents a share on sales of $4.6 million.

    In the third quarter, GoAmerica posted a loss of $18.4 million, or 36 cents a share, on sales of $4.3 million.

    Its shares closed off 13 cents to $4.06 Friday.

    The stock peaked at $19.31 in April before falling to a low of $3.88 in January.

  • Siebel Systems (Nasdaq: SEBL)

    It will be interesting to see how Siebel battles back from last week's massacre when trading resumes Monday.

    On Friday, the stock dropped $5.88, or 11 percent, to $48.06.

    In fact, the stock has gone south since it easily topped analysts' estimates in its fourth quarter in late January, earning $106 million, or 20 cents a share, on sales of $581.6 million.

    At the time, company executives said they were comfortable with fiscal 2001 estimates calling for sales of $2.6 billion, up from $1.8 billion in 2000, and earnings of 67 cents a share, up from 24 cents a share this year.

    In November, the stock peaked at $119.88.

  • VeriSign (Nasdaq: VRSN)

    According to Sunday's edition of the Financial Times, VeriSign's going to triple the number of Internet domain names available to consumers by taking registrations in more than 60 different languages.

    VeriSign, which already registers domain names in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, closed up 75 cents to $48.88 Friday.

    The new languages being offered cover 40 additional countries and will allow organizations to register domain names with a variety of accents and characters.

    "One of the criticisms of the Internet over many years is that it is too English. This is the internationalization of the Internet and provides an opportunity for thousands of European businesses to get local domain names in local languages," said Phil Callan, European managing director of VeriSign's subsidiary Network Solutions, in a prepared release.

    The new domain names--incorporating languages including Swedish, French and Spanish--will go live in two to three months.

    The stock is well off its 52-week high of $258.50 set last February.

    Reuters contributed to this report. >