Will Merrill Lynch Fly or Fry on Chicken?

US - Out of chaos, opportunity is often born, those on Wall Street say. Take the worrisome avian flu, which has spread to 10 countries: All told, 214 people have been infected by the bird flu virus, and 124 have died.

Frightening indeed, but as far as making money in the stock market goes, Merrill Lynch sees opportunity arising from widespread fears that this disease, according to some health authorities, could develop into a pandemic and kill millions.

The opportunity Merrill is talking about is not in the medical arena, such as the vaccine makers, some of which have already caught Wall Street's fancy. Rather, it is in the leading chicken stocks.

Source: NYSun
calendar icon 5 June 2006
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