Monday, September 2, 2013

Vermont Corps Stock Prices Up 274% Since President Obama Took Office

From a review of SEC filings, I found 4 Corps headquartered in the State of Vermont which generated Core, Ongoing Pretax Income or Pretax Loss of at least $5 mil each in any of the first three years of the Obama Administration (2009, 2010 or 2011), and which also 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 August 30, 2013.

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:

Market Market Percentage

Vermont Price Price Increase

HQs 8-30-13 1-16-09 (Decrease)
Vermont Corps

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%
Union Bankshares Morrisville $21.10 $18.05 17%

Average Increase: All 4 Vermont Corps


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%