From a very thorough review of SEC filings, I found 21 Oregon Headquartered Companies with current Total Stock Market Capitalizations of at least $100 mil and which also had their common stocks trading on each of the following three dates:
- On December 31, 2007 before the financial meltdown hit
- On March 6, 2009, 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 May 1, 2015.
These 21 Oregon Companies had their equal-company weighted average stock market prices decline by a huge 64% from December 31, 2007 before the 2008 Financial Meltdown hit to March 6, 2009, 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 six years and two months since March 6, 2009 through the most recent date May 1, 2015, the average stock market prices of these same 21 Oregon Companies have increased by a spectacular 765%.
Further, the average stock market price growth of these same 21 Oregon Companies for the 5 years and 7 1/2 months from March 6, 2009 to October 17, 2014, only 6 1/2 months earlier, was a very impressive but a much lower 633%.....now that is what I call a huge recent accelerated growth.
There has been something upwardly explosive happening with the Oregon Companies Stock Market Prices and among others, President Obama, Oregon US Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Oregon US House Members Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici have all undoubtedly helped here.
Ron Wyden, who very effectively works across the aisle, and as Senate Finance Committee Minority Leader, is clearly the key Democratic Congressman to make both the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement and Business Tax Reform work well, not just for US Businesses, but also for the US middle and lower economic classes. And if he accomplishes both of these incredibly challenging, critical tasks, which I think he has a decent chance of doing, then I think it is only fair that he would then go to the top of the list of all potential US Democratic Presidential Candidates.....and if he won the Democratic Presidential primary, then I think he would win handily in the general election.
In the chart below here are the stock market prices of each of these 21 Oregon Companies on May 1, 2015, on March 6, 2009, and on December 31, 2007, along with the related Stock Market Price Percentage Changes.
|Greenbrier Companies||Lake Oswego||OR||62.33||1.93||22.26||3130%||-91%||180%|
|Craft Brew Alliance||Portland||OR||13.03||0.95||6.65||1272%||-86%||96%|
|StanCorp Financial Group||Portland||OR||72.38||14.73||50.38||391%||-71%||44%|
|Electro Scientific Industries||Portland||OR||5.70||5.11||19.85||12%||-74%||-71%|
|Schnitzer Steel Industries||Portland||OR||17.14||25.57||69.13||-33%||-63%||-75%|
|Average % Change all 21 Oregon Companies||765%||-64%||104%|
On the employment front, Oregon's State Unemployment Rate has dropped precipitously, declining from 11.0% in October 2009 to 5.4% in the most recently reported March 2015.