These 14 Kentucky Corps had their average stock prices increase by 180% from January 16, 2009 to August 26, 2013. This 180% increase is 1.9 times the 95% increase in the S&P 500 Index over the same time span.
Kentucky citizens have to be very pleased with the overall stock market performance of their fine Kentucky Companies during the Obama Administration.
The overwhelming majority of this 180% increase occurred in the first two years of the Obama Administration, when both the US Senate and the US House were under Democratic control.
This 180% increase is particularly noteworthy since Kentucky US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has done everything in his power to make the Obama Administration's economic policies fail. Just imagine how well Kentucky Corps' stock market increase would have been if McConnell had taken the patriotic route and worked with the Obama Administration.
Below here are the common stock market closing prices of each of these 14 Kentucky Corps at both the most recent date (August 26, 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:
|Papa Johns Intl||Louisville||$70.46||$16.91||317%|
|General Cable||Highland Heights||$31.13||$17.99||73%|
|Average Increase: All 14 Largest Kentucky Corps||180%|
|Dow Industrials Index||14,946.46||8,281.22||80%|
|S&P 500 Index||1,656.78||850.12||95%|
|S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index||1,217.83||516.75||136%|
|S&P SmallCap 600 Index||588.11||247.89||137%|