Friday, October 24, 2014

Ebola stocks surge as first case confirmed in New York City

Reports that a doctor in New York City has tested positive for Ebola sparked a rally in the shares of companies that manufacture hazmat suits and other protective gear in premarket trade Friday. Lakeland Industries, Inc. $LAKE , which makes hazmat suits, was up 17.3% to $17.90; Alpha Pro Tech $APT , which makes protective goggles, was up 19.5% to $5.48; and Versar, Inc. $VSR , which manufactures hazmat suits and mobile decontamination shelters, was up 14.3% to $3.75.