These 9 Delaware Corps had their average stock prices increase by 158% from January 16, 2009 to the close yesterday, Aug 19, 2013. This 158% increase is 1.7 times the 94% increase in the S&P 500 Index over the same time span.
Delaware citizens have to be very pleased with the overall stock market performance of their superb Delaware Companies during the Obama Administration.
But it wasn't just the Obama Administration. Delaware has two excellent US Senators.....Chris Coons and Tom Carper.....who have both been very effective in aiding Delaware Companies of all sizes.
Below here are the common stock market closing prices of each of these 9 Delaware Corps at both the most recent date (August 19, 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:
|Companies HQed in Delaware|
|Delphi Financial Group (1)||Wilmington||45.53||16.12||182%|
|SLM (Sallie Mae)||Newark||24.50||11.50||113%|
|Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment||Dover||1.32||3.34||-60%|
|Average Increase: all 9 Delaware Corps||158%|
|Dow Industrials Index||15,010.74||8,281.22||81%|
|S&P 500 Index||1,646.06||850.12||94%|
|S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index||1,197.72||516.75||132%|
|S&P SmallCap 600 Index||575.10||247.89||132%|
(1) Delphi Financial Group's most recent stock price was in May 2012, when it was acquired by Tokio Marine.