SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

October 19, 2006 09:25 ET

Stock on the Move for Thursday! October 19, 2006

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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 19, 2006) - Stock Market Alert's performance stock list includes: ER Urgent Care Centers (PINKSHEETS: ERUG), SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGA), Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN).

ER Urgent Care Centers (PINKSHEETS: ERUG) is on a roll and has released news that should have the attention of speculative investors this morning. Yesterday after the stock markets closed, the company announced the acquisition of Family Physicians of Tampa Bay, Inc.

This is more good news from the company! This family practice is located on a main thoroughfare that is very visible to passers-by at 5535 Memorial Highway in Tampa, Florida. The new acquisition will add $1,000,000 in gross revenues and $300,000 to ERUG's bottom line. Family Physicians of Tampa Bay will remain a family practice whose patients' after-hours needs will be met by ER Urgent Care Centers' Tampa location. "This is an excellent addition to our existing patient volume for our Tampa location and brings with it a team of professionals that we are proud to add to our organization," says ERUG Founder and Executive Director Jerry Miller.

This is a stock for speculative investors to watch! ER Urgent Care Center is a provider for Amerigroup, Avmed, Humana, Aetna, Medicaid/Medipass/Medi-Kids, Total Health Choice, United Health Care, Beech Street, Dimension Health, Assist Card, Cigna, Corvel, Health Insurance Plans and many more.

A few days ago, the company released audited financials for year ending 2005. According to the release, there is positive shareholders' equity; revenue growth of over 120% and an earnings per share loss of .01 compared to a loss of .03 in 2004.

In the company's September Update released late last month, the company stated very positively that its first quarter of 2006 has seen tremendous growth from 2005. Earnings and receivables for the first quarter of 2005 were $186,000.00 compared to this year's first quarter being $526,000.00.

A profile of ER Urgent Care Centers can be found at: http://www.wallstreettradingalerts.com/ERUG101806.html

Before the company's news was released, the stock closed on Wednesday at around Twelve cents a share.

ERUC Management Company Inc. operates ER Urgent Care Centers in the South Florida area. The "true, bona-fide," "Urgent Care Center" is a one-stop-shop where patients can receive premier health care, after-hours, at a fraction of the cost of emergency room visits. With the "Urgent Care Center" model emergency rooms will no longer lose money on ER patients with minor injuries and illnesses and the HMOs will no longer have to pay exorbitant claims for non-admitted patients. ER Urgent Care Centers create a win-win situation for everyone, filling the financial and service gap between primary care physicians (PCPs) and hospital emergency rooms.

Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGA) up 130.4% on 39.3 million shares traded. SIGA Technologies is applying viral and bacterial genomics and sophisticated computational modeling in the design and development of novel products for the prevention and treatment of serious infectious diseases, with an emphasis on products for biological warfare defense.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) up 1.1% on 10.1 million shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first.

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) up 0.8% on 7.8 million shares traded. Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics.

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