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MSI Drops On Williams Companies' Earnings Report Delay

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The stock price of The Williams Companies dropped over 23% last week after the company announced on Tuesday that it was delaying its earnings report due to concerns over $2.15 billion in guarantees to its former subsidiary, Williams Communications. Some analysts blame the drop on investor uncertainty in the wake of the Enron scandal. The Williams Companies drop left the Mormon Stock Index down 2% for the week, more than all the other market indices.

The MSI finished the week at 108.76, down 2.24, but stocks were overall mixed, with 21 of the index's 47 stocks up and 25 down. After Williams, the biggest drop was at another power company, AES Corp., which fell nearly 14% last week, but no specific event triggered the drop, leading analysts to assume investor fears over Enron's collapse led to the drop. The largest increase was in Hollywood Entertainment, after the video rental store chain reported strong earnings for 2001's fourth quarter. Also contributing significantly to the MSI's decrease was a 5% drop in American Express. Black and Decker, helped mitigate the drop, rising 5.5% for the week.

Mormon News has also added another stock to the MSI, and dropped another for the coming week. AFLAC International President Allan O'Bryant wrote to tell us that AFLAC should be included on the index because of his LDS Church membership. But Mormon News has dropped Salt Lake City-based executive training firm Franklin Covey because its market capitalization has dropped below $100 million, the minimum required for listing on the index.

NX Networks (NXWX) is below capital requirement
Mormon Stock Index 108.76down 2.24
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 94.20down 2.90-2.99%-11.24%-11.24%
AES Corp.AESRoger W. Sant, Chairman13.30down 2.07-13.47%-18.65%-18.65%
Avista Corp.AVAGary Ely, Chairman13.85down 0.41-2.88%4.45%4.45%
American Express CompanyAXPGary Crittenden, CFO and Exec. VP35.10down 1.89-5.11%-1.65%-1.65%
Black & DeckerBDKNolan D. Archbald, CEO40.89up 2.155.55%8.38%8.38%
Cadence DesignCDNRaymond Bingham, President & CEO24.12up 1.426.26%10.04%10.04%
CorvisCORVDavid Huber, CEO2.03down 0.14-6.45%-37.15%-37.15%
Central Pacific BankCPBIClinton L. Arnoldus, President and COO31.55down 0.60-1.87%7.28%7.28%
1-800-ContactsCTACJonathan C. Coon, President & CEO11.84up 0.080.68%-4.82%-4.82%
Cygnus Inc.CYGNJohn Hodgman, Chairman, President & CEO4.95down 0.01-0.20%-5.71%-5.71%
DieboldDBDWesley B. Vance, COO38.56down 0.09-0.23%-4.65%-4.65%
Dell ComputerDELLKevin B. Rollins, Vice Chairman26.80down 1.64-5.77%-1.40%-1.40%
DionexDNEXA. Blaine Bowman, President & CEO25.40down 1.10-4.15%-0.43%-0.43%
Downey Savings and LoanDSLMaurice McAllister, Chairman46.01up 2.425.55%11.54%11.54%
EarthShellERTHSimon K. Hodson, CEO1.58down 0.03-1.86%-21.00%-21.00%
Hillenbrand IndustriesHBFrederick Rockwood, President & CEO57.08up 0.100.18%3.27%3.27%
Headwaters, Inc.HDWRKirk Benson, Chairman and CEO 13.27up 0.322.47%15.79%15.79%
Hollywood EntertainmentHLYWMark J. Wattles, CEO13.31up 1.8416.04%-6.86%-6.86%
Host MarriottHMTRichard Marriott, Chairman10.08up 0.485.00%12.00%12.00%
IomegaIOMDavid J. Dunn, Chairman9.40up 0.121.29%12.57%12.57%
JP RealtyJPRM. Scott Collins, CFO23.07up 0.220.96%-3.03%-3.03%
KeyCorpKEYK. Brent Somers, CFO24.50down 0.84-3.31%0.66%0.66%
Knight TransportationKNGTKeith, Gary & Kevin Knight, 22.40down 0.15-0.67%19.28%19.28%
K-Swiss Inc.KSWSLee Green, Corp. Counsel38.95up 2.195.96%17.14%17.14%
La Quinta Properties, Inc.LQIFrancis Cash, President & CEO6.90up 0.152.22%20.21%20.21%
Marriott InternationalMARJ.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman40.50up 1.383.53%-0.37%-0.37%
Micrel SemiconductorMCRLRay Zinn, Chairman and CEO 22.66down 2.38-9.50%-13.61%-13.61%
Micro GeneralMGENDale Christensen, CFO and Exec. VP11.60down 1.05-8.30%-15.39%-15.39%
Merit Medical SystemsMMSIFred Lampropoulos, Chairman, Pres and CEO16.43down 0.47-2.78%-12.04%-12.04%
Monaco CoachMNCKay Toolson, Chairman and CEO 27.50up 1.555.97%25.74%25.74%
Microsemi Corp.MSCCJames Peterson, President & CEO19.25down 0.63-3.17%-35.19%-35.19%
Myriad GeneticsMYGNChristopher L. Wight, VP, General Counsel46.26up 2.836.52%-12.12%-12.12%
NovellNOVLStewart Nelson, COO5.17no change0.00%12.64%12.64%
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.NPSPJames Jensen, VP of Corp. Devel. and Legal Affairs Sec.29.15down 0.95-3.16%-23.89%-23.89%
NuSkinNUSAll Mormon Mgmt, 7.20down 0.25-3.36%-17.71%-17.71%
Oil States InternationalOISL.E. Simmons, Chairman7.50down 0.32-4.09%-17.58%-17.58%
OakleyOOJim Jannard, Chairman & CEO17.23up 0.492.93%5.97%5.97% Inc.PCLNBrett Keller, Chief Marketing Officer6.32up 0.528.97%8.59%8.59%
Phelps Dodge Corp.PDDavid S. Colton, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel35.39up 2.778.49%9.23%9.23%
Ryder SystemsRTony Burns, Chairman26.00up 2.098.74%17.38%17.38%
SkyWest AirlinesSKYWJerry Atkin, Chairman & CEO27.72down 1.07-3.72%8.92%8.92%
Swift TransportationSWFTJerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO23.85down 0.61-2.49%10.88%10.88%
Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc TCRGlade M. Knight, Chairman & CEO10.61up 0.050.47%-6.52%-6.52%
Tropical SportswearTSICWillaim Compton, Chairman and CEO20.80up 1.306.67%10.93%10.93%
Williams Companies, Inc.WMBJ. Douglas Whisenant, President and CEO of Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Division19.00down 5.77-23.29%-25.55%-25.55%
Zions BancorpZIONHarris Simmons, Chairman50.37down 0.75-1.47%-4.20%-4.20%

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)
  • Franklin Covey (FC)
  • 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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