BUZZ-Ebola-related stocks: Versar rises 88 pct

Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:54am EDT
 
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** Shares of small medical equipment and biotech companies continue to rise as investors pile into various companies that either develop Ebola treatments or provide protective gear

** Protective gear maker Versar Inc shares up 47 pct premarket; rise 88 pct earlier in the day

** Face mask maker Alpha Pro Tech Ltd up 11 pct

** Ebola drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp shares up 3 pct premarket; medical test maker Chembio Diagnostics Inc up 14 pct

** Medical waste management company Sharps Compliance Corp up 13 pct premarket; hazmat suits maker Lakeland Industries Inc up 12 pct

** "The spider's web of companies that are beneficiaries of an Ebola outbreak are becoming visible to portfolio managers," said Paul Weisbruch, vice president of ETF and options sales and trading at Street One Financial

** Take A Look-World on alert to curb Ebola outbreak

** Interactive graphic on the Ebola outbreak: (here)