SOURCE: Wall Street News Alert

August 08, 2005 08:58 ET

Wall Street News Alert: U.S. Hot Stock Highlights!

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WESTON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: ER Urgent Care (OTC: ERUG), Intel Corp (NASDAQ: INTC), Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTM) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM).

Once again, ER Urgent Care (OTC: ERUG) should be appearing on the radar screen of aggressive investors and day traders! Friday after the stock markets closed, the company issued a press release announcing that it has entered into an agreement to open ER Urgent Care centre of Kansas City.

The agreement should be welcomed by investors, as the company continues its rapid expansion! According to the press release, Robert Dible, an ERUG shareholder, and his associate that include a prominent Kansas City cardiologist, head the group. This marks the first E.R. Urgent Care Center out side the state of Florida. The company is very excited with its first step toward the national branding of ERUC.

Watch this company! Company founder Jerry Miller stated, "This is a major move for not only the company but its shareholders. We are very excited to have opened opportunities like this to shareholders. ERUC has positioned itself as a leader in the urgent care industry; we are truly proud of this. Provident Hospital has welcomed ER Urgent Care Centers with open arms. This is the first-of-its-kind urgent care center in Kansas City."

Investors should continue to monitor the progress of ER Urgent Care for further developments! The company recently announced a profitable first quarter with a total income of $680,416.11 and a net income of $148,438.11.

ER Urgent Care Center is a provider for Amerigroup, Avmed, Humana, Aetna, Hip/Vista/Beacon, Medicaid/Medipass/Medi-Kids, Total Health Choice, Assist Card, Cigna, Neighborhood Health Partnership, Corvel, Health Insurance Plans and many more.

For updated in-depth coverage and a company profile of ER Urgent Care, visit

Prior to Friday's press release, the stock closed at Thirty One cents a share.

In case you are not familiar with the company: 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. The company's website is

Stocks showing interesting activity Friday at the close of the regular trading day were: Intel Corp (NASDAQ: INTC) down 0.8% on 46.9 million shares traded, Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTM) even on 2.4 million shares traded and Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) down 0.7% on 14 million shares traded.


"Stocks slid Friday after record oil prices and surprisingly strong gains in jobs and wages unnerved investors, who feared that a more robust labor market and higher wages could spark inflation and lead to more interest rate hikes. The major indexes closed down for the week," stated Sonja Rudd in Wall Street News Alert's daily commentary continued at:

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