Monday, October 22, 2012

Alabama Corp Stock Prices Up an Average 81% Since President Obama Took Office

In a recent post, from an extensive review of SEC filings, I found 13 Corps headquartered in the State of Alabama, with externally audited under US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) After-tax Net Income or Net Loss of at least $50 mil in any of the most recent five fiscal years.

These 13 Largest Alabama Corps filing with the SEC generated Externally Audited US GAAP Total After-tax Net Income from Continuing Operations of $1.7 bil in the most recent fiscal year 2011, which was a massive $6.4 bil profit improvement as compared with the Total After-tax Net Loss of $4.7 bil of these same 13 Alabama companies just three years earlier in 2008, the last year of the Bush/Cheney Administration.

Alabama Corp 2011 Earnings

Since corporate earnings drive stock prices, in this post I turn my attention to just how well the stock market prices of these Alabama Corps have performed since President Obama took office.

I retrieved all of the below stock market closing price information from the excellent Big website.

These 13 Alabama Corps had an average stock market price increase of 81% since President Obama took office on January 20, 2009.  This is higher than both the 69% increase in the S&P 500 Index and the 61% increase in the Dow Industrials Index, both during the same time span.

Alabama citizens have to be very happy with the stock market performance of their Alabama companies during the Obama Administration.

And Alabama citizens also must be very pleased with how the Obama Administration worked so hard and very effectively on so many fronts to create a US economic environment that permitted these Alabama companies to flourish.  This highly successful effort created a robust US economic environment which was quite a change from what existed in the just horrible financial meltdown, near Depression year of 2008.

So it's not just the Blue States and Swing States which have had very robust average stock market price increases during the Obama Administration.   Corporations in all Red States, including Alabama, have also been fortunate to experience these very nice average stock market price increases too.  This just shows that the Obama Administration has been evenhanded in focusing on creating an excellent US economic environment that have permitted businesses all throughout the country to prosper.

Below here are the common stock market closing prices of each of these 13 Alabama companies at both the most recent date, and also at the date just before President Obama took office, as well as the percentage stock market price changes for this period of time.

Market Market Percentage

Alabama Price Price Increase

HQs 10-19-12 1-16-09 (Decrease)

S&P 500 Index 1,433.19 850.12 69%
Dow Industrials Index 13,343.51 8,281.22 61%

Alabama Largest Corps

Hibbett Sports Birmingham $57.43 $14.55 295%
Colonial Properties Trust Birmingham $21.41 $7.74 177%
Protective Life Birmingham $27.22 $11.34 140%
Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Birmingham $4.50 $2.05 120%
Healthsouth Birmingham $22.31 $10.93 104%
Energen Birmingham $53.95 $28.15 92%
Walter Energy Birmingham $38.27 $20.29 89%
Proassurance Birmingham $89.80 $49.25 82%
Regions Financial Birmingham $7.13 $6.07 17%
Adtran Huntsville $15.83 $15.29 4%
Infinity Property&Casualty Birmingham $56.67 $43.50 30%
Vulcan Materials Birmingham $46.55 $58.67 -21%
BancTrust Financial Group Mobile $2.86 $9.82 -71%

Average Increase: All 13 Largest Alabama Corps