Zeos Zooms

Early October was kind to computer stocks. Apple Computer jumped. IBM surged. But none sizzled more than Zeos International. On Oct. 13 and 14, shares in the tiny mail-order house soared 43%, to $5, on extraordinary volume. Zeos executives contend investors were picking up on favorable product reviews and anticipating quarterly results. In fact, Zeos eked out a third-quarter profit of $426,000. But something more was in the works: On Oct 17, Zeos announced it would sell out to chip and PC maker Micron Technology for about $405 million in stock. Zeos shares didn't budge on the news.

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