These 4 Vermont Corps had their average stock prices increase by a very impressive 274% from January 16, 2009 to August 30, 2013. This 274% increase is 3 times the 92% increase in the S&P 500 Index over the same time span.
Vermont has two savvy, very experienced US Senators.....Bernie Sanders and Pat Leahy.....and also a superb US House member.....Peter Welch. They have all been extremely helpful to Vermont businesses and to Vermont citizens.
Below here are the common stock market closing prices of each of these 4 Vermont Corps at both the most recent date (August 30, 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:
|Green Mountain Coffee Roasters||Waterbury||$86.31||$8.24||947%|
|Castella Waste Systems||Rutland||$5.27||$2.79||89%|
|Merchants Bancshares||South Burlington||$29.27||$20.40||43%|
|Average Increase: All 4 Vermont Corps||274%|
|Dow Industrials Index||14,810.31||8,281.22||79%|
|S&P 500 Index||1,632.97||850.12||92%|
|S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index||1,183.87||516.75||129%|
|S&P SmallCap 600 Index||572.82||247.89||131%|