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By Kent Larsen
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MSI: Clothing Manufacturer Join Mormon Stock Index, But Index Falls 2.75%

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Despite the addition of clothing manufacturer Tropical Sportswear to the Mormon Stock Index, the index dropped 2.75% in a broad-based decline. Overall 30 of the now 44 companies on the index fell for the week, while just 14 rose. But the index equaled or bettered all the major indexes except the Dow Jones Industrials (down 2.4%).

Two stocks, Oakley and, kept the index from falling further. Oakley rose 23% after it announced that it had reached an agreement with rival Luxottica. The new owner of Sunglass Hut agreed to again stock Oakley's products, which compete with those it manufactures. Meanwhile, rose 18% on news that it had reached a marketing deal with AOL.

Most of the down stocks decreased modestly, led by Microsemi Corp. (down 12%), AES Corp. (down 12%), Hollywood Entertainment (down 13%) and 1-800-Contacts (down 10.5%). But American Express Company (down 7%) and Dell Computer (down 3%) contributed most to the index's drop.

Mormon Stock Index 108.81down 3.07
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 98.70up 1.13
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman14.55down 1.95
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman12.90up 0.75
American Express CompanyAXPGary Crittenden, CFO and Exec. VP32.26down 2.44
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO36.97down 2.43
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO22.32down 0.68
Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc. CIODavid Packer, President & COO1.75down 0.08
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO2.78down 0.28
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO13.20down 1.55
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO5.24down 0.24
DieboldDBDWesley B. Vance, COO39.00up 0.49
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman28.12down 0.82
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO26.47down 0.28
Downey Savings and LoanDSLMaurice McAllister, Chairman36.58down 1.14
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO2.22down 0.04
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman6.05up 0.05
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO53.32up 1.49
Headwaters, Inc.HDWRKirk Benson, Chairman and CEO 11.00up 0.18
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO12.40down 1.84
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman9.00down 0.20
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman7.45up 0.40
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO22.41down 0.59
KeyCorpKEYK. Brent Somers, CFO23.25down 0.59
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 29.40up 0.24
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman38.71down 1.49
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 29.17down 1.93
Micro GeneralMGENDale Christensen, CFO and Exec. VP12.54up 0.40
Merit Medical SystemsMMSIFred Lampropoulos, Chairman, Pres and CEO15.95down 0.96
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 19.35down 0.90
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO33.50down 4.50
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel54.95down 4.42
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO4.48down 0.13
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.38.97up 0.07
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 7.85down 0.07
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman8.99down 0.01
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO17.14up 3.25 Inc.PCLNBrett Keller, Chief Marketing Officer5.37up 0.82
Phelps Dodge Corp.PDDavid S. Colton, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel32.46down 3.36
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman20.43down 0.89
SkyWest AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO25.36down 1.09
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO21.30down 1.18
Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc TCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO11.25up 0.04
Tropical SportswearTSICWillaim Compton, Chairman and CEO18.55up 0.62
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman50.92down 0.41

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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