These 16 Arkansas Corps, led by Dillards, had their average stock prices increase by 220% from January 16, 2009 to Aug 16, 2013. And this 220% increase is more than double the 95% increase in the S&P 500 Index over the same time span. And yeah that's a 220% average stock price increase in only four years and seven months. Go Razorbacks!
Arkansas citizens have to be extremely happy with the overall stock market performance of their superb Arkansas Companies during the Obama Administration.
But it wasn't just the Obama Administration. It was also all about Arkansas US Senator Mark Pryor, who did just an exceptional job in working on behalf of Arkansas businesses of all sizes.
Below here are the common stock market closing prices of each of these 16 Arkansas Corps at both the most recent date (August 16, 2013) and also at the date just before President Obama took office in his first term (Jan 16, 2009), as well as the percentage stock market price changes for this period of time:
|Arkansas Largest Corps|
|Bank of the Ozarks||Little Rock||$47.42||$10.73||342%|
|JB Hunt Transport||Lowell||$73.13||$21.77||236%|
|PAM Transportation Services||Tontitown||$12.07||$5.81||108%|
|Murphy Oil||El Dorado||$68.69||$45.45||51%|
|Deltic Timber||El Dorado||$62.10||$42.31||47%|
|First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas||Harrison||$9.53||$7.61||25%|
|Simmons First National||Pine Bluff||$26.38||$26.41||0%|
|Arkansas Best||Fort Smith||$23.12||$24.03||-4%|
|USA Truck||Van Buren||$5.67||$13.45||-58%|
|Average Increase: All 16 Largest Arkansas Corps||220%|
|Dow Industrials Index||15,081.47||8,281.22||82%|
|S&P 500 Index||1,655.83||850.12||95%|
|S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index||1,205.70||516.75||133%|
|S&P SmallCap 600 Index||580.24||247.89||134%|