Mimicking the general market, Web-focused bank technology vendors' stock prices took a beating in 2000, while investors generally showed more confidence in the industry's more familiar tech providers.

Of 46 public companies tracked from April through December by Computer Based Solutions Inc., a bank consulting firm in Dallas, only 14 had stock price gains. Of those, 12 were what the consultant's president, M. Arthur Gillis, called mainstream outfits with business plans based on traditional economic models.

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