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Sent on Mormon-News: 02Jul01

By Kent Larsen

MSI: Index Jumps 7.3%, Adds 32nd Company

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The Mormon Stock Index added its 32nd company this past week and increased the number of companies it actively tracks to 40 companies as the index's first anniversary approaches. As if to commemorate its anniversary, the index exploded, jumping more than 8 points to 122.75 and out performing all the major indices last week. However, the index finishes its anniversary down nearly 6 points over last year, a drop of 4.5%.

Added to the index this week was Affiliated Computer Services, a software and data entry services firm that purchased the start-up firm owned by LDS Church members Lynn and Tom Blodgett. Lynn has been made an Executive Vice President at the firm and group president of its Business Process Services division, based in Sandy, Utah.

The stocks on the index were generally up for the week. Only five of the stocks were down, the largest, Cadence Design dropped 6.5%. Of the 27 up stocks, six rose more than 20% last week, and Computerized Thermal Imaging rose 50% for the week. Also recording large increases were Corvis, Dionex, Hollywood Entertainment, Micrel Semiconductor and Swift Transportation. Micrel and Dell Computer, which rose nearly 12%, together accounted for nearly one-third of the increase in the index.

Mormon Stock Index  122.75up 8.37
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 71.91down 4.27
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman43.05up 1.99
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman19.98up 2.03
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO39.46up 2.41
Bay View Capital CorpBVCMatt Carpenter, COO7.48up 0.26
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO18.63down 1.30
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO4.95up 1.65
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO4.39up 0.86
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO24.79up 0.83
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO10.25up 1.61
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman26.15up 2.74
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO33.25up 5.85
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO3.40up 0.15
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman5.50down 0.20
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO57.11up 0.50
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO8.46up 1.42
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman12.52up 0.22
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman2.39up 0.27
JP RealtyJPRSeveral Mgmt Team Members, 24.50up 1.61
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 20.55up 2.02
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman47.34up 0.17
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 33.00up 6.81
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel63.31down 0.85
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO5.69up 0.82
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.40.20up 4.20
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 8.50up 0.60
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO18.50down 0.35
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman19.60up 0.68
Sky West AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO28.00up 1.96
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO19.26up 3.70
Cornerstone REITTCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO11.60up 0.93
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman59.00up 1.45

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) Metalclad (MTLC) 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, Questar, Sonic Innovations.


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