Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Arkansas Corp Stock Prices Up an Average 170% Since President Obama Took Office

In a past post, from an extensive review of SEC filings, I found 17 Corps headquartered in the State of Arkansas, which generated Ongoing, Core Pretax Income or Pretax Loss of at least $10 mil in any of the most recent three fiscal years.

Arkansas Corp 2011 Earnings
Of these 17 Arkansas Corps, 16 of them had their common stock trading on both January 16, 2009, which is the last day stocks traded before President Obama took office, and also on yesterday Monday, October 22, 2012.

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

These 16 Arkansas Corps had an average stock market price increase of a very impressive 170% since President Obama took office on January 20, 2009.  This is substantially higher than the increase in both the S&P 500 Index, which increased by 69%, and the increase in the Dow Industrial Index, which increased by 61%, both during the same time span.

Arkansas citizens have to be extremely happy with the stock market performance of their many fine Arkansas companies during the Obama Administration.

And Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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.

Below here are the common stock market closing prices of each of these 16 Arkansas Corps 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

Arkansas Price Price Increase

HQs 10-22-12 1-16-09 (Decrease)

S&P 500 Index 1,433.82 850.12 69%
Dow Industrials Index 13,345.89 8,281.22 61%

Arkansas Largest Corps

Dillards Little Rock $76.99 $4.12 1769%
America's Carmart Bentonville $40.90 $11.95 242%
Bank of the Ozarks Little Rock $32.73 $10.73 205%
JB Hunt Transport Lowell $57.34 $21.77 163%
Tyson Foods Springdale $16.62 $8.78 89%
Acxiom Little Rock $16.75 $9.00 86%
Home Bancshares Conway $34.98 $19.78 77%
PAM Transportation Services Tontitown $9.50 $5.81 64%
Deltic Timber El Dorado $66.69 $42.31 58%
Walmart Bentonville $75.65 $51.56 47%
Murphy Oil El Dorado $62.39 $45.45 37%
First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas Harrison $9.61 $7.61 26%
Windstream Little Rock $9.78 $8.73 12%
Simmons First National Pine Bluff $24.06 $26.41 -9%
Arkansas Best Fort Smith $7.76 $24.03 -68%
USA Truck Van Buren $3.13 $13.45 -77%

Average Increase: All 16 Largest Arkansas Corps


S&P 500 Index 1,433.82 850.12 69%
Dow Industrials Index 13,345.89 8,281.22 61%