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By Kent Larsen

MSI: Four Companies Join Mormon Stock Index Amid Media Attention

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Four companies joined the Mormon Stock Index this week because of attention from print media and improving fortunes at two small firms. Within hours of a feature article in the Salt Lake Tribune that mentioned the index, Fred P. Lampropoulos of Merit Medical Systems told Mormon News about his firm and a website visitor indicated that Gary Crittenden, CFO of giant financial services firm American Express Company is Mormon. Meanwhile, improving fortunes at Franklin Covey and TenFold put both firms back on the Mormon Stock Index.

Both Merit Medical Systems and American Express were added from submissions at the stock index's new website, which includes a submission form at . We hope and expect to have more submissions from the website as it becomes better known.

The index itself dropped slightly for the week, down 0.25%, which was better than both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 but not as good as the NASDAQ, which rose just over 1% for the week. The index was led by TenFold, newly back on the list, which dropped over 40% for the week. Also contributing to the decline were 1-800-Contacts (down 14%), AES Corp. (down 5%), and American Express (down 4%). On the upside, SkyWest was up 11% with Dell supporting the index with a 6% rise.

Overall 17 of the now 38 stocks on the index were down and 21 rose for the week.

Mormon Stock Index 108.35down 0.28
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 93.38down 2.82
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman16.52down 0.92
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman12.00up 0.03
American Express CompanyAXPGary Crittenden, CFO and Exec. VP32.91down 1.46
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO37.04up 1.46
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO23.85up 0.76
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO2.00up 0.05
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO3.06down 0.23
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO14.39down 2.37
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO5.51no change
DieboldDBDWesley B. Vance, COO38.79down 1.06
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman27.93up 1.57
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO26.27up 0.32
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO2.60down 0.10
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman6.20up 0.42
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO52.64down 0.76
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO14.90down 0.65
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman8.42up 0.06
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman6.80down 0.13
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO22.67up 0.09
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 27.80up 0.74
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman37.62up 1.45
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 29.26up 0.66
Merit Medical SystemsMMSIFred Lampropoulos, Chairman, Pres and CEO14.67up 0.92
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 19.50up 0.46
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO31.10down 2.59
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel56.89up 0.77
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO4.26up 0.27
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.38.45down 0.45
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 7.95down 0.05
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman9.24up 1.04
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO13.05down 0.28
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman20.50up 0.08
SkyWest AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO23.31up 2.31
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO20.24down 0.71
Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc TCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO11.28down 0.02
Ten FoldTENFJohn M. Ames, CFO0.54down 0.38
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman48.28up 0.92

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)
  • International Automated Systems Inc (IAUS.OB)
  • I-Link (ILNK.OB)
  • MITY Enterprises (MITY)
  • MetalClad (MTLC)
  • NX Networks (NXWX)
  • 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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