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By Kent Larsen

MSI Up 6.5%; But Drops Two Companies

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The Mormon Stock Index rose 5% last week as it continued to recover following the September 11th terrorist attacks, helped by a recovery at Dell Computer. But the market decline led the index to drop one company, and another company was dropped after its Mormon executive left.

Dell Computer rose more than 20% last week, as it continued to show stronger sales than its competitors. Along with Dell, Hollywood Entertainment, Microsemi Corp., Myriad Genetics and Corvis Corp. all rose more than 15%. Hollywood Entertainment rose nearly 20% after it reported that same-store sales were up 11% over last year. The rise was also helped by generally strong results among stocks involving home-based activities.

Microsemi rose following a report that its estimated earnings for the quarter would stay the same, and not fall like other stocks. And Myriad Genetics got a boost from a published article on which its scientists collaborated. The article, published in the magazine Cell, detailed a possible HIV therapy that the company had helped develop.

Meanwhile, one of the most Mormon stocks, Franklin Covey Corp., was dropped from the index because its market capitalization no longer meets the $100 million requirement. The company's stock price is less than half what it was the end of August, and only a third of what it was a year ago. Also dropped from the index was Bayview Capital Corp. because LDS Church member Matt Carpenter, formerly Chief Operating Officer, has left the company.

Mormon Stock Index 94.45up 5.06
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 85.27up 3.86
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman13.63up 0.81
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman14.14up 0.54
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO33.54up 2.34
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO16.86up 0.21
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO2.20down 0.04
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO1.75up 0.23
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO12.00down 0.30
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO5.33down 0.24
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman22.56up 4.03
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO24.45down 0.77
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO2.14down 0.06
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO54.60up 0.63
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO14.00up 2.25
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman7.40up 0.35
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman6.44up 0.34
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO22.25down 0.10
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 21.66up 2.51
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman33.11down 0.29
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 21.94up 2.00
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 16.04up 1.79
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO30.87up 4.82
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel35.77up 5.13
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO3.81up 0.15
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.32.73up 1.53
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 8.25up 0.45
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman6.09down 0.51
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO13.71up 1.16
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman20.28up 0.29
Sky West AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO19.00up 2.28
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO17.99up 0.29
Cornerstone REITTCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO10.75up 0.05
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman45.93down 7.73

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)
Franklin Covey (FC)
Fonix (FONX.OB)
Geneva Steel (GNVH)
I-Link (ILNK.OB)
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)
  • Nature's Sunshine (Utah)
  • Questar (Utah)
  • Sonic Innovations (Utah)


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