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By Kent Larsen
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Three Companies Join MSI, Index falls 2.3%

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Mormon News has identified three new companies that will be added to the Mormon Stock Index this week, but as U.S. Stocks continued to slide this month, the MSI also dropped 2.3% for the week. Joining the index are the Williams Companies, Central Pacific Bank, and K-Swiss, Inc.

With a market capitalization exceeding $12 billion, the Williams Companies immediately becomes the third largest of the now 47 companies represented on the Mormon Stock Index. The group recently named LDS Church member J. Douglas Whisenant President and CEO of its Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Division, one of the principle divisions in the pipeline and telecommunications conglomerate. Likewise, Hawaii-based Central Pacific Bank named California banking veteran and church member Clinton L. Arnoldus as its president and CEO. And Mormon News recently learned that athletic footwear manufacturer K-Swiss, Inc.'s Corporate Counsel Lee Green is an LDS Church member.

The additions come as the MSI drops another 2.3% for the week, amid broad declines in U.S. stocks. 33 of the 47 stocks on the index fell last week, while just 13 rose. Significant were declines at power company AES Corp., financial services firm American Express, and tool manufacturer Black &Decker. But the largest drop came in tiny EarthShell, which dropped 23% for the week as investors learned that principal owner Essam Khashoggi sold more than $2.2 million in stock during December. The largest increase last week was in La Quinta Properties, Inc., which rose 16.5%.

Mormon Stock Index 110.44down 2.64-1.70%-1.70%
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 108.08up 1.121.05%1.84%1.84%
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman15.50down 0.93-5.66%-5.20%-5.20%
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman13.60down 0.66-4.63%2.56%2.56%
American Express CompanyAXPGary Crittenden, CFO and Exec. VP37.02down 0.40-1.07%3.73%3.73%
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO36.51down 0.58-1.56%-3.23%-3.23%
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO20.91down 0.96-4.39%-4.61%-4.61%
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO2.30down 0.41-15.13%-28.79%-28.79%
Central Pacific BankCPBIClinton L. Arnoldus, President and COO31.43down 0.07-0.22%6.87%6.87%
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO12.08down 0.08-0.66%-2.89%-2.89%
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO4.88down 0.07-1.41%-7.05%-7.05%
DieboldDBDWesley B. Vance, COO40.26down 0.78-1.90%-0.45%-0.45%
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman28.10down 0.90-3.10%3.38%3.38%
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO24.56down 1.03-4.03%-3.72%-3.72%
Downey Savings and LoanDSLMaurice McAllister, Chairman42.70down 0.77-1.77%3.52%3.52%
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO1.57down 0.47-23.04%-21.50%-21.50%
Franklin CoveyFCStephen R. Covey, Chairman4.15up 0.153.75%-31.18%-31.18%
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO59.00up 5.299.85%6.75%6.75%
Headwaters, Inc.HDWRKirk Benson, Chairman and CEO 12.94up 0.080.62%12.91%12.91%
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO11.77down 1.29-9.88%-17.63%-17.63%
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman9.75up 0.050.52%8.33%8.33%
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman8.62up 0.192.25%3.23%3.23%
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO22.98up 0.150.66%-3.40%-3.40%
KeyCorpKEYK. Brent Somers, CFO25.00up 0.552.25%2.71%2.71%
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 20.19down 1.03-4.85%7.51%7.51%
K-Swiss Inc.KSWSLee Green, Corp. Counsel35.26up 0.361.03%6.05%6.05%
La Quinta Properties, Inc.LQIFrancis Cash, President & CEO6.85up 0.9716.50%19.34%19.34%
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman39.61down 0.45-1.12%-2.56%-2.56%
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 24.01down 3.04-11.24%-8.46%-8.46%
Micro GeneralMGENDale Christensen, CFO and Exec. VP14.86down 0.34-2.24%8.39%8.39%
Merit Medical SystemsMMSIFred Lampropoulos, Chairman, Pres and CEO16.98down 1.04-5.77%-9.10%-9.10%
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 25.51up 2.5010.86%16.64%16.64%
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO22.95down 3.78-14.14%-22.73%-22.73%
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel41.37down 5.30-11.36%-21.41%-21.41%
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO5.09down 0.12-2.30%10.89%10.89%
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.30.15down 3.60-10.67%-21.28%-21.28%
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 8.05up 0.050.63%-8.00%-8.00%
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman7.83down 0.26-3.21%-13.96%-13.96%
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO15.65no change0.00%-3.75%-3.75% Inc.PCLNBrett Keller, Chief Marketing Officer5.52down 0.19-3.33%-5.15%-5.15%
Phelps Dodge Corp.PDDavid S. Colton, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel31.50down 2.12-6.31%-2.78%-2.78%
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman23.16down 0.41-1.74%4.56%4.56%
SkyWest AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO26.56down 1.21-4.36%4.36%4.36%
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO22.13down 0.77-3.36%2.88%2.88%
Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc TCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO10.58down 0.77-6.78%-6.78%-6.78%
Tropical SportswearTSICWillaim Compton, Chairman and CEO19.25up 0.321.69%2.67%2.67%
Williams Companies, Inc.WMBJ. Douglas Whisenant, President and CEO of Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Division24.32down 1.18-4.63%-4.70%-4.70%
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman51.71down 0.14-0.27%-1.65%-1.65%

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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