During this five years and eight months period of time from March 6, 2009 through October 31, 2014, Moderate Mark Pryor was an Arkansas US Senator.
I found 16 Arkansas Headquartered Companies in Yahoo's or Google's superb Finance websites or from SEC filings with current Total Stock Market Capitalizations of more than $100 mil each and which also had their common stocks trading on each of the following three dates:
- On December 31, 2007 during President Bush's second term
- On March 6, 2009, very early in President Obama's first term, which was the lowest point for the US stock market due to the spillover effects resulting from the 2008 financial meltdown, and
- also on the most recent date October 31, 2014.
These 16 Arkansas Companies had their average equal-company-weighted stock market prices decline by 39% from December 31, 2007 during President Bush's second Presidential term, to March 6, 2009, very early in President Obama's first term, which was the very lowest point for the overall stock market due to the spillover effects resulting from the disastrous 2008 Financial Meltdown.
But in the five years and eight months since March 6, 2009 through October 31, 2014, the average stock market prices of these same 16 Arkansas Companies have increased by an exceptional 470%.
This 470% increase is a very nice step up in percentage increase from that of just two weeks ago, where the average stock market price increase was a lower 435% from March 6, 2009 to October 17, 2014.
To illustrate the consistently high quality of these Arkansas Companies, all 16 of them have stock market price increases since March 6, 2009.
Also, in the six years and ten months from December 31, 2007 before the 2008 financial meltdown to the most recent date October 31, 2014, the equally-company-weighted average stock market prices of these same 16 Arkansas Companies have increased by an exceptional 135%...... yeah, these Arkansas Companies have not just recouped the massive amount they lost with the disastrous 2008 financial meltdown, but also added another 135%.
Below here are the stock market prices of each of these 16 Arkansas Companies on October 31, 2014, on March 6, 2009, and on December 31, 2007, along with the related Stock Market Price Percentage Changes:
|P.A.M. Transportation Services||Tontitown||AR||42.98||2.97||15.54||1347%||-81%||177%|
|Bank of the Ozarks||Little Rock||AR||35.24||4.26||6.55||727%||-35%||438%|
|JB Hunt Transport Services||Lowell||AR||79.77||18.63||27.55||328%||-32%||190%|
|Bear State Financial||Harrison||AR||8.80||3.86||14.10||128%||-73%||-38%|
|Deltic Timber||El Dorado||AR||65.09||28.78||51.49||126%||-44%||26%|
|Simmons First National||Pine Bluff||AR||41.99||21.67||26.50||94%||-18%||58%|
|Windstream Holdings||Little Rock||AR||10.48||6.57||13.02||60%||-50%||-20%|
|Murphy Oil||El Dorado||AR||53.39||34.59||73.22||54%||-53%||-27%|
|USA Truck||Van Buren||AR||16.90||12.62||15.40||34%||-18%||10%|
|Average % Change all 16||470%||-39%||135%|