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Sent on Mormon-News: 23Oct01

By Kent Larsen

1-800-Contacts Gains 30%, but MSI Still Down

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The Mormon Stock Index dropped slightly last week along with all the broader stock market indices. But the individual stocks on the index showed a very mixed picture, with strong increases from some stocks, such as Cadence Design, bucking the overall trend. In addition, other stocks showed significant declines.

Hardest hit last week were Host Marriott, which continued to suffer from the September 11th terrorist attacks in which it lost a hotel and had another heavily damaged, and Oakley, which last week reported earnings significantly lower than expected. Marriott was down nearly 15% for the week, while Oakley shed 20% of its value.

The biggest winner last week was 1-800-Contacts, which reported strong earnings last week, and positive news in its ongoing dispute with contact lens manufacturer Johnson and Johnson. The company reported success with persuading customers to switch eyecare providers to avoid J&J and said it had been added to an anti-trust lawsuit against J&J over its refusal to sell lenses to anyone but doctors. The attorneys general of 32 states brought the lawsuit against J&J.

Overall, 23 of the 33 stocks on the Mormon Stock Index fell last week, while ten rose. The drop leaves the index lower than its initial January 1, 2000 value of 100.

Mormon Stock Index 97.83down 1.93
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 92.17up 3.13
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman14.32down 0.71
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman13.99down 0.07
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO33.23down 2.32
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO20.92up 1.75
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO2.05up 0.02
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO2.03down 0.24
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO15.90up 3.68
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO5.69up 0.04
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman24.05down 0.08
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO25.00down 0.10
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO2.05down 0.19
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO55.76down 0.34
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO13.80down 0.45
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman6.82down 1.18
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman6.75down 0.03
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO22.22up 0.22
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 22.63down 0.52
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman32.15down 1.35
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 23.43down 2.58
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 16.10down 0.10
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO34.60down 0.84
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel44.94up 2.69
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO3.81down 0.04
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.34.09down 0.41
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 7.48down 0.25
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman7.11up 0.31
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO11.25down 2.81
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman19.90down 0.08
Sky West AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO17.81down 1.74
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO17.55down 0.41
Cornerstone REITTCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO10.62up 0.04
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman43.80up 0.04

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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