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By Kent Larsen
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MSI: MSI Up 2% for Week, Adds LaQuinta Properties

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The Mormon Stock Index rose 2% last week following a broad-based run-up in U.S. stocks. Overall 29 of the stocks included in the index rose and 14 fell. The index also added hotel property company La Quinta Properties, Inc., for the coming week, while dropping Computerized Thermal Imaging after a Mormon executive left the company.

American Express drove much of the increase for the week, rising nearly 5% and more than offsetting a nearly 2% drop from the larger Dell Computer. Also contributing to the increase were Iomega (up 18% after announcing it would cut staff by 10%), Monaco Coach (up 15% after reporting strong orders for new recreational vehicles), and Zions Bancorp (up 5% on an analyst's recommendation). Also up significantly was Micro General, which rose nearly 12% on news it would increase its ownership stake in RealEC Technologies to 56%.

This week Mormon News is enhancing its listings by adding to date performance for the current quarter and year. The enhanced reporting will alow users to see which stocks have performed well during those periods and how well the index as a whole is doing during the same periods. The Mormon Stock Index is up nearly 27% for the current quarter, and up 2% so far in 2001, outperforming all the broader indexes (all of which are down at least 7.5%) so far this year and trailing just the NASDAQ in the current quarter.

Mormon Stock Index 110.79up 1.981.82%26.73%1.96%
CompanySymbolLDS ExecutiveClosing PriceChange
This Week
% Change
This Wk
% Change
This Qtr
% Change
This Year
Affiliated Computer ServicesACSLynn Blodgett, Executive Vice President and Group President - Business Process Solutions Group 102.96up 4.264.32%29.31%69.65%
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman14.25down 0.30-2.06%18.95%-74.27%
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman13.19up 0.292.25%-2.30%-34.82%
American Express CompanyAXPGary Crittenden, CFO and Exec. VP33.80up 1.544.77%15.36%-37.95%
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO36.97no change0.00%23.27%-5.81%
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO22.87up 0.552.46%41.87%-16.84%
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO2.84up 0.062.16%95.86%-88.07%
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO12.71down 0.49-3.71%4.01%-55.60%
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO4.74down 0.50-9.54%-10.57%-2.77%
DieboldDBDWesley B. Vance, COO40.90up 1.904.87%8.55%23.75%
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman27.58down 0.54-1.92%47.41%58.16%
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO26.32down 0.15-0.57%13.94%-23.71%
Downey Savings and LoanDSLMaurice McAllister, Chairman40.10up 3.529.62%-9.07%-26.68%
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO2.07down 0.15-6.76%1.47%61.57%
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman6.10up 0.050.83%114.04%-18.67%
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO55.48up 2.164.05%4.78%8.20%
Headwaters, Inc.HDWRKirk Benson, Chairman and CEO 10.56down 0.44-4.00%2.52%344.63%
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO13.22up 0.826.61%8.01%1,144.24%
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman9.16up 0.161.78%30.86%-29.20%
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman8.79up 1.3417.99%33.18%162.39%
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO22.70up 0.291.29%0.87%44.13%
KeyCorpKEYK. Brent Somers, CFO24.02up 0.773.31%2.32%-10.06%
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 27.20down 2.20-7.48%36.89%41.30%
La Quinta Properties, Inc.LQIFrancis Cash, President & CEO6.20up 0.060.98%42.53%141.95%
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman39.90up 1.193.07%23.72%-5.56%
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 26.77down 2.40-8.23%43.77%-20.53%
Micro GeneralMGENDale Christensen, CFO and Exec. VP14.00up 1.4611.64%60.73%139.22%
Merit Medical SystemsMMSIFred Lampropoulos, Chairman, Pres and CEO17.14up 1.197.46%-9.79%280.89%
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 22.25up 2.9014.99%59.96%25.80%
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO30.30down 3.20-9.55%28.23%117.89%
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel55.52up 0.571.04%72.32%-32.91%
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO4.65up 0.173.79%35.96%-10.90%
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.38.98up 0.010.03%27.72%-18.79%
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 8.20up 0.354.46%6.77%54.35%
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman9.50up 0.515.67%46.38%0.00%
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO16.70down 0.44-2.57%39.75%23.70% Inc.PCLNBrett Keller, Chief Marketing Officer5.41up 0.040.74%51.12%312.19%
Phelps Dodge Corp.PDDavid S. Colton, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel31.00down 1.46-4.50%13.22%-43.48%
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman22.27up 1.849.01%12.82%33.95%
SkyWest AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO25.04down 0.32-1.26%45.84%-12.82%
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO23.03up 1.738.12%28.66%16.24%
Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc TCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO11.49up 0.242.13%7.08%8.78%
Tropical SportswearTSICWillaim Compton, Chairman and CEO18.59up 0.040.22%11.99%33.98%
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman53.51up 2.595.09%1.83%-14.30%

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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