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Sent on Mormon-News: 11Dec01

By Kent Larsen

MSI: Six More Companies Join Mormon Stock Index, Hits $200 Billion Market Cap

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Another six companies were added to the Mormon Stock Index this week as the index continued to get attention from a Salt Lake Tribune article that mentioned the index. The index now includes 43 companies and represents $200 billion in market capitalization. In addition, the index jumped up 3.25%, beating the Dow Jones Industrials, the NYSE and the S&P, but falling behind the NASDAQ, which rose 4.7%.

Most of the new stocks this week were submitted through the index's new website, which includes a submission form at . The new companies include Downey Savings and Loan, Headwaters, Inc., KeyCorp, Micro General and Phelps Dodge. Mormon News also learned that's new Chief Marketing Officer, Brett Keller, is Mormon, adding the famous Internet "name your price" service to the index.

Pushing the index up was Zions Bancorp, which rose 6% for the week. But making major increases during the week were Microsemi Corp. (up 22%) and Merit Medical Systems (up 15%). The biggest decrease was EarthShell, which dropped 13% last week. Overall 28 of the 43 stocks on the index were up and 14 fell for the week.

Mormon Stock Index 111.88up 3.53
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 97.57up 4.19
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman16.50down 0.02
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman12.15up 0.15
American Express CompanyAXPGary Crittenden, CFO and Exec. VP34.70up 1.79
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO39.40up 2.36
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO23.00down 0.85
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO1.83down 0.17
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO3.06no change
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO14.75up 0.36
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO5.48down 0.03
DieboldDBDWesley B. Vance, COO38.51down 0.28
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman28.94up 1.01
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO26.75up 0.48
Downey Savings and LoanDSLMaurice McAllister, Chairman37.72up 1.92
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO2.26down 0.34
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman6.00down 0.20
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO51.83down 0.81
Headwaters, Inc.HDWRKirk Benson, Chairman and CEO 10.82down 0.67
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO14.24down 0.66
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman9.20up 0.78
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman7.05up 0.25
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO23.00up 0.33
KeyCorpKEYK. Brent Somers, CFO23.84up 0.94
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 29.16up 1.36
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman40.20up 2.58
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 31.10up 1.84
Micro GeneralMGENDale Christensen, CFO and Exec. VP12.14up 0.39
Merit Medical SystemsMMSIFred Lampropoulos, Chairman, Pres and CEO16.91up 2.24
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 20.25up 0.75
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO38.00up 6.90
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel59.37up 2.48
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO4.61up 0.35
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.38.90up 0.45
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 7.92down 0.03
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman9.00down 0.24
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO13.89up 0.84 Inc.PCLNBrett Keller, Chief Marketing Officer4.55up 0.35
Phelps Dodge Corp.PDDavid S. Colton, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel35.82down 0.01
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman21.32up 0.82
SkyWest AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO26.45up 3.14
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO22.48up 2.24
Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc TCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO11.21down 0.07
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman51.33up 3.05

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)
  • 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)
  • Nature's Sunshine (Utah)
  • Questar (Utah)
  • Sonic Innovations (Utah)


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