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By BYU Press Release

MSI Up with NASDAQ, Led by NPS Pharmaceuticals

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Led by NPS Pharmaceuticals, the Mormon Stock Index rose 2.7% last week, in line with the NASDAQ index and higher than the Dow Jones and other companies. But the rise in the index was broadbased, with 22 stocks up and just 11 down for the week. 1-800-Contacts led the down stocks, falling nearly 11% for the week.

Along with NPS Pharmaceuticals, which rose 24%, Myriad Genetics jumped 19%, Swift Transportation increased 13% and Hollywood Entertainment continued its recovery, rising11.7% to its highest point since January of 2000.

Please take a minute and review the companies listed at the end of this story. If you have any information about whether or not they have Mormon executives, please let us know!

Mormon Stock Index 116.65up 3.04
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 85.25up 4.91
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman35.32up 1.25
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman17.20down 0.10
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO41.22up 1.05
Bay View Capital CorpBVCMatt Carpenter, COO7.38down 0.31
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO23.03up 0.32
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO2.80up 0.08
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO2.40down 0.20
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO12.99down 1.58
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO8.76down 0.52
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman23.12up 0.12
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO30.05up 0.24
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO3.50up 0.09
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman5.40down 0.29
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO54.65down 1.31
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO12.36up 1.29
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman13.26up 0.26
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman1.47down 0.05
JP RealtyJPRSeveral Mgmt Team Members, 23.63up 0.23
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 21.34down 0.25
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman47.36up 1.19
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 31.52up 2.21
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel45.55up 7.24
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO4.74up 0.44
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.32.96up 6.36
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 6.85down 0.05
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman9.00up 0.02
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO13.33up 1.13
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman22.02up 0.77
Sky West AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO31.60up 0.94
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO21.50up 2.47
Cornerstone REITTCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO11.27up 0.24
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman58.62down 0.88

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 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 (Utah)
  • Gertner Communications (Utah)
  • Headwaters, Inc. (Utah)
  • Microsemi Corp. (CEO James J. Peterson, BYU graduate)
  • Nature's Sunshine (Utah)
  • Questar (Utah)
  • Sonic Innovations (Utah)


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