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By Kent Larsen

MSI: EarthShell Up Again, Drives Mormon Stock Index Up

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Tiny startup EarthShell jumped another 50% last week, making a significant contribution to the nearly 7% rise in the Mormon Stock Index last week. The index again outperformed the New York Stock Exchange and Dow Jones Industrials but fell short of the more than 10% rise in the NASDAQ. The increase put the MSI at 121.73, near a historic high.

The runup in EarthShell's stock price last week is just the latest increase driven by the success of the company's environmentally-friendly packaging. Recently, McDonalds approved using EarthShell's new clamshell package for its Big Mac sandwiches. Then chemical company Dupont cut a deal with EarthShell allowing the company to use Dupont's coatings in its products. EarthShell's packaging was also chose by the US Department of the Interior for use in the nation's National Parks. Then, last week, EarthShell's products were given the green seal, signifying the environmental safety of the products.

The Mormon Stock Index was also helped last week by increases from Dell Computer and Marriott Hotels. Independent industry data firm IDC reported last week that Dell had passed Compaq to become the largest manufacturer of personal computers in the World.

Mormon Stock Index   121.7298up 7.6784
Company SymbolLDS Executive Closing Price Change
AES Corp. AES Roger W. Sant, Chairman49.65 up 0.25
Black &Decker BDK Nolan D. Archbald, CEO 40.02 up 1.59
Bay View Capital Corp BVC Matt Carpenter, COO 5.91 up 0.29
Cadence Design CDN Raymond Bingham, President &CEO21.00up 1.70
Computerized Thermal ImagingCIODavid A. Packer, President and COO2.72up 0.20
Corvis Corporation CORV David Huber, CEO 9.7000 up 1.5000
1-800-Contacts CTAC Jonathan C. Coon, President &CEO19.5100down 2.8600
Dell Computer DELL Kevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman30.1200up 2.2000
EarthShell ERTH Simon K. Hodson, CEO 3.56 up 1.24
Franklin Covey FC Stephen R. Covey, Chairman7.02 up 0.16
Hillenbrand Industries HB Frederick Rockwood, President &CEO 46.95down 0.20
Hollywood Entertainment HLYW Mark J. Wattles, CEO 2.1900 up 0.0800
Host Marriott HMT Richard Marriott, Chairman12.48 up 1.03
Iomega IOM David J. Dunn, Chairman3.42 down 0.21
JP Realty JPR Several members of management team19.97up 0.92
Knight Transportation KNGT Keith, Gary and Kevin Knight25.50 up 0.63
Marriott International MAR J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman44.60 up 4.53
Micrel Semiconductors MCRL Ray Zinn, Chairman and CEO 36.54 up 2.40
Myriad Genetics MYGN Christopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel47.80up 2.30
Novell NOVL Stewart Nelson, COO 4.72 up 0.44
NuSkin NUS Most of Management is LDS, including Chairman and CEO7.28down 0.17
Oakley, Inc. OO Jim Jannard, Chairman &CEO20.15 up 2.23
Ryder Systems R Tony Burns, Chairman 19.16 up 1.36
Cornerstone REIT TCR Glade M. Knight, Chairman &CEO10.50down 0.13
Washington Group Int'l WNG Stephen Hanks, President &CEO 1.30down 0.25
Zions Bancorp ZION Harris Simmons, Chairman54.35 up 1.15

Please Help Us Confirm Other Mormon Companies:

Mormon News' research confirms that there are probably other companies with Mormon management that we currently don't know about. Our research uncovered several Utah companies which may have Mormon executives, but which we were unable to confirm as of yet. If you have any confirming information about the following companies, please let me know:

  • FX Energy
  • Gertner Communications
  • Headwaters, Inc.
  • Nature's Sunshine
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals
  • Questar
  • SkyWest, Inc.
  • Sonic Innovations


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