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Sent on Mormon-News: 22Aug01

By Kent Larsen

MSI: Hollywood Entertainment Up Big, but Index Still Falls

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- LDS Church member Mark Wattles' video rental firm, Hollywood Entertainment, was up 27% last week, leading just 10 other companies on the Mormon Stock Index who increased last week. The other 23 companies, led by Dell Computer and AES Corp., dropped the index 3.36% for the week, more than the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but less than the NASDAQ's 5.3% drop.

Hollywood Entertainment's rise is part of its continuing recovery following the shuttering of its on-line subsidiary,, last year. The company's stock hit a low of $0.625 a share this past January. Also up this past week was Franklin Covey, which jumped 10% for the week. Down stocks were led by Corvis (18.9% drop) and NPS Pharmaceuticals (17.7% drop).

Mormon Stock Index  116.32down 4.04
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 77.70down 2.44
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman35.57down 3.40
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman17.48up 0.48
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO41.88down 0.69
Bay View Capital CorpBVCMatt Carpenter, COO7.66up 0.11
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO22.26down 0.77
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO2.85down 0.21
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO3.09down 0.72
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO15.00down 2.00
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO9.52up 0.37
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman26.91down 1.16
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO28.97down 0.86
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO3.37down 0.06
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman5.65up 0.52
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO55.65up 0.30
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO10.25up 2.19
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman13.18down 0.16
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman1.64up 0.04
JP RealtyJPRSeveral Mgmt Team Members, 23.36up 0.59
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 21.64down 2.41
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman47.77down 1.01
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 30.31down 4.55
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel41.59down 3.26
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO4.85down 0.20
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.26.75down 5.77
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 6.50down 0.25
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman8.65down 0.20
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO13.17down 0.01
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman19.30down 0.14
Sky West AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO30.29down 2.14
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO19.08down 0.88
Cornerstone REITTCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO11.03up 0.25
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman58.51up 0.15

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)
  • Geneva Steel (GNVH)
  • I-Link (ILNKC)
  • MITY Enterprises (MITY)
  • Metalclad (MTLC)
  • NX Networks (NXWX)
  • Ten Fold (TENF)
  • Wade Cook Financial (WADE.OB)
  • 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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