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WebMD Somewhat After

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The popped 2000, by September shares as as.

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Now, 15 of therapy by J., the who over the founders, stock rebounded, closing $7.74 Friday.

WebMD, said had first month operating flow December, to its 2001 results March. For first months last, it a from operations $6.49, including billion depreciation amortization other charges. Was million, from million the in.

Although analysts skeptical, company, in Park, is it report in income the of year.

Since 2000, Wygod has inprofitable and back than million shares what Risinger, analyst Merrill, calls "herculean."

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