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By Kent Larsen
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Year's Strong Start in Markets Boosts MSI Another 2%

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- A strong beginning for 2002 in U.S. Stocks also pushed up the Mormon Stock Index another 2% this past week. Led by market leaders American Express and Dell Computer, the MSI reached 115.62, up 2.11. The index rose nearly 3% from the beginning of the year, which started last Tuesday.

Overall 25 of the 44 stocks that make up the index rose, and 19 fell, including a 4.6% rise at American Express, 6.7% rise at Dell, and a nearly 5% rise at AES Corp. The biggest increases were from Merit Medical Systems (up 15.4%), Headwaters, Inc., (up 11.0%) and Dionex (up 10.7%). The largest drops were from Myriad Genetics, which fell 12.4% and NPS Pharmaceuticals, off 14.1%.

Mormon Stock Index 115.62up 2.111.86%2.92%2.92%
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 104.75down 1.57-1.48%-1.30%-1.30%
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman17.45up 0.834.99%6.73%6.73%
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman13.68down 0.11-0.80%3.17%3.17%
American Express CompanyAXPGary Crittenden, CFO and Exec. VP37.72up 1.674.63%5.69%5.69%
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO38.16up 0.180.47%1.14%1.14%
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO22.00down 0.40-1.79%0.36%0.36%
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO3.03down 0.13-4.11%-6.19%-6.19%
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO11.95down 0.65-5.16%-3.94%-3.94%
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO5.45down 0.02-0.37%3.81%3.81%
DieboldDBDWesley B. Vance, COO42.24up 1.453.55%4.45%4.45%
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman29.59up 1.866.71%8.87%8.87%
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO27.00up 2.6010.66%5.84%5.84%
Downey Savings and LoanDSLMaurice McAllister, Chairman43.49up 2.546.20%5.43%5.43%
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO2.01down 0.03-1.47%0.50%0.50%
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman6.10up 0.101.67%1.16%1.16%
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO54.22down 1.53-2.74%-1.90%-1.90%
Headwaters, Inc.HDWRKirk Benson, Chairman and CEO 12.47up 1.2411.04%8.81%8.81%
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO14.35down 0.75-4.97%0.42%0.42%
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman9.49up 0.192.04%5.44%5.44%
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman8.73down 0.02-0.23%4.55%4.55%
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO22.76down 1.05-4.41%-4.33%-4.33%
KeyCorpKEYK. Brent Somers, CFO24.79up 0.431.77%1.85%1.85%
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 20.28up 1.075.57%7.99%7.99%
La Quinta Properties, Inc.LQIFrancis Cash, President & CEO5.73down 0.07-1.21%-0.17%-0.17%
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman41.30up 0.150.36%1.60%1.60%
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 29.28up 1.977.21%11.63%11.63%
Micro GeneralMGENDale Christensen, CFO and Exec. VP13.17down 0.98-6.93%-3.94%-3.94%
Merit Medical SystemsMMSIFred Lampropoulos, Chairman, Pres and CEO20.86up 2.7915.44%11.67%11.67%
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 22.66up 0.010.04%3.61%3.61%
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO31.66up 1.504.97%6.60%6.60%
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel48.81down 6.90-12.39%-7.28%-7.28%
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO4.86up 0.204.29%5.88%5.88%
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.34.65down 5.68-14.08%-9.53%-9.53%
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 8.86up 0.607.26%1.26%1.26%
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman8.46down 0.04-0.47%-7.03%-7.03%
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO16.29down 0.30-1.81%0.18%0.18% Inc.PCLNBrett Keller, Chief Marketing Officer5.88up 0.010.17%1.03%1.03%
Phelps Dodge Corp.PDDavid S. Colton, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel33.79up 1.183.62%4.29%4.29%
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman22.75up 0.703.17%2.71%2.71%
SkyWest AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO27.05up 2.359.51%6.29%6.29%
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO22.80up 0.994.54%6.00%6.00%
Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc TCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO11.42down 0.07-0.61%0.62%0.62%
Tropical SportswearTSICWillaim Compton, Chairman and CEO18.58down 0.22-1.17%-0.91%-0.91%
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman52.87up 0.180.34%0.55%0.55%

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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