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By Kent Larsen

Myriad Genetics' Cancer Drug Purchase Lifts MSI

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Myriad Genetics' purchase of the rights to a potential cancer drug pushed its stock price up more than 35% for the week, contributing the most to a rise in the Mormon Stock Index for the week. Along with the broader NASDAQ's more than 10% rise, the MSI rose 5.5%, also helped by strong performances from Micrel Semiconductor, which rose nearly 40% and Corvis, which rose 26%.

Among down stocks, sunglass manufacturer Oakley, Inc. was off more than 20% after it confirmed that it will meet analyst expectations, rather than the higher numbers hoped for among investors. EarthShell was also down, again switching directions in what may be the most volatile stock in the index. Power company AES Corp. was also down, falling 6.65%, but the company has had good news since last week, as it was able to restart parts of California power plants shuttered for environmental concerns.

Hollywood Entertainment was the biggest mover for the week, gaining more than 50%, all of what it lost last week and then some.The troubled chain of video stores made a large payment on its debt, satisfying a major loan covenant and in the process satisfying investors that it is sound.

Mormon Stock Index   115.8667up 6.0533
Company SymbolLDS Executive Closing Price Change
AES Corp. AES Roger W. Sant, Chairman48.2500 down 3.4375
Black &Decker BDK Nolan D. Archbald, CEO 35.3125 down 1.5000
Caldera Systems CALD Ransom H. Love, CEO 2.2812 up 0.2812
Corvis Corporation CORV David Huber, CEO 40.7500 up 8.4375
1-800-Contacts CTAC Jonathan C. Coon, President &CEO30.7500up 3.1250
Dell Computer DELL Kevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman18.5625up 0.1250
EarthShell ERTH Simon K. Hodson, CEO 2.2500 down 0.5625
Franklin Covey FC Stephen R. Covey, Chairman8.1875 up 0.1250
Fonix FONX Steve Studdert, Chairman0.5000 up 0.0312
Hollywood Entertainment HLYW Mark J. Wattles, CEO 1.5312 up 0.5312
Host Marriott HMT Richard Marriott, Chairman11.8750 up 0.3750
I-Link ILNK John Edwards, Chairman & CEO1.5625down 0.1875
Iomega IOM David J. Dunn, Chairman4.4800 down 0.5200
Marriott International MAR J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman42.2500 up 0.3750
Micrel Semiconductors MCRL Ray Zinn, Chairman and CEO43.6250 up 12.4375
Myriad Genetics MYGN Christopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel108.7500up 28.6250
Novell NOVL Stewart Nelson, COO 6.5312 up 0.8750
NuSkin NUS Most of Management is LDS, including Chairman and CEO5.0000up 0.5000
Oakley, Inc. OO Jim Jannard, Chairman &CEO15.0000 down 3.9375
Ryder Systems R Tony Burns, Chairman 17.0000 down 1.9375
Cornerstone REIT TCR Glade M. Knight, Chairman &CEO10.9375up 0.1875
Ten Fold TENF Gary Kennedy, President and CEO1.2500 down 0.6250
Zions Bancorp ZION Harris Simmons, Chairman30.7500 up 5.1250


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