BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Ebola-related stocks, Amazon, Ford

Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:29am EDT
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U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.05 percent at 16,621, S&P 500 futures were up 0.04 percent at 1,946.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.08 percent at 4,008.5.

** TEKMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP, Thursday close $19.82, +2.93 pct premarket

** ALPHA PRO TECH LTD, Thursday close $4.6, +12.39 pct premarket

** LAKELAND INDUSTRIES INC, Thursday close $15.26, -3.34 pct premarket

** CHIMERIX INC, Thursday close $32.06, +1.06 pct premarket

** VERSAR INC, Thursday close $3.28, +6.10 pct premarket

Shares of Ebola-related medical equipment makers and drugmakers rose after diagnosis of the first Ebola patient in New York. A doctor, who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients tested positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.   Continued...