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Sent on Mormon-News: 12Jun01

By Kent Larsen

MSI: Swift Transportation Added to MSI, Index Up 1%

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Mormon News subscriber Justin Warner reports that Swift Transportation CEO Jerry Moyes is an LDS Church member, leading Mormon News to add his company to the Mormon Stock Index. But while the index rose last week along with the Nasdaq, Swift Transportation fell more than 4%. The rise in the Mormon Stock Index was anything but uniform, however, as 13 stocks rose for the week, while 16 others fell.

Swift Transportation is a national truckload carrier operating throughout the continental US, built by combining strong regional carriers with a transcontinental van service. The company also has air operations, and Moyes is a part owner of the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Coyotes sports franchises.

The MSI's increase was due mainly to increases in Dell Computer, Cadence Design and Hollywood Entertainment, offset by a decline in AES Corp. EarthShell also rose strongly for the week, adding more than 20% to its stock price. But Computerized Thermal Imaging dropped more than 20%, while apparel maker Oakley dropped more than 10%.

Mormon Stock Index  121.66up 1.30
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman41.37down 3.56
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman21.42down 0.48
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO39.67down 0.01
Bay View Capital CorpBVCMatt Carpenter, COO7.15up 0.12
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO23.75up 2.26
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO4.06down 1.19
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO5.80down 0.35
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO24.26down 1.64
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman25.69up 1.08
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO29.95down 0.05
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO3.72up 0.63
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman6.50up 0.10
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO53.90up 2.47
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO7.39up 1.81
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman12.27down 0.63
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman2.58down 0.05
JP RealtyJPRSeveral Mgmt Team Members, 22.20up 0.51
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 16.50down 1.20
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman45.42down 1.22
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 34.55up 3.54
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel74.19up 8.00
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO4.66down 0.08
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 7.80up 0.65
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO21.80down 2.61
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman21.42down 0.52
Sky West AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO28.44up 0.66
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO16.50down 0.73
Cornerstone REITTCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO10.57down 0.02
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman56.50up 1.63

The following companies do not meet the $100 million capital requirement for inclusion in the Mormon Stock Index:

  • Buyer's Online (BUYO.OB)
  • Caldera Systems (CALD)
  • Fonix (FONX.OB)
  • I-Link (ILNK)
  • MITY Enterprises (MITY)
  • Ten Fold (TENF)
  • Washington Group Intl (WNG)

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
  • Sonic Innovations


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