Yonder 40 Rural Stocks Fall Below Dow For First Time Since February

From meat processors to retailers, Yonder 40 falls. The index of rural economy falls below Dow for the first time in nine months.

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The Yonder 40 was battered last week, dropping more than 9 percent. The 40 stocks picked to reflect the rural economy fell below the Dow Industrials for the first time since February, as 36 of the 40 fell last week, some precipitously.

Gaylord Entertainment, owner of the Grand Ole Opry, fell more than 44 percent last week. Meat processing firms continued to fall — Tyson dropped more than 34 percent last week and Smithfield Foods fell 31 percent.

The biggest gainer among the 40 stocks was Family Dollar Stores. The Main Street discount retailer rose one percent, as investors figured shoppers would flock to Family Dollar's low prices.

The Dow Industrials fell 5 percent and the Standard & Poore 500 index dropped 6 percent last week.

For a full accounting of the Yonder 40 from last week, continues on the next page.

Yonder 40TickerPrice November 14Price Change 11/07 to 11/14Percent Change 11/07 to 11/14
Alico Inc.ALCO$31.99-$3.44-9.7%
Andersons Inc.ANDE$17.58-$4.90-21.8%
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.BNI$79.63-$1.62-2.0%
Berkshire HathawayBRKB$3,389.00-$297.00-8.1%
Bassett FurnitureBSET$3.85-$0.76-16.5%
Peabody Energy Corp.BTU$27.07-$2.21-7.5%
Cabela's Inc.CAB$6.42-$0.92-12.5%
ConAgra Foods Inc.CAG$15.18-$1.53-9.2%
Cato Corp. Cl ACTR$12.83-$1.41-9.9%
Deere & Co.DE$33.79-$3.42-9.2%
Dean Foods Co.DF$14.55-$1.47-9.2%
DIRECTV GroupDTV$20.64-$1.30-5.9%
Family Dollar Stores Inc.FDO$26.67$0.311.2%
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.FLE$0.15-$0.12-44.4%
FairPoint CommunicationsFRP$2.66-$1.07-28.7%
Frontier CommunicationsFTR$8.49-$0.31-3.5%
Gaylord Entertainment Co.GET$8.14-$6.45-44.2%
Hormel FoodsHRL$26.76-$0.52-1.9%
International Speedway Corp.ISCA$26.24-$3.63-12.2%
Lee EnterprisesLEE$1.41-$0.46-24.6%
Mohawk Industries Inc.MHK$32.27-$6.86-17.5%
Monsanto Co.MON$74.10-$14.02-15.9%
Mine Safety Appliances Co.MSA$23.51-$2.84-10.8%
Southwest BancorpOKSB$14.04-$0.28-2.0%
Plum Creek Timber REITPCL$33.88-$1.30-3.7%
Penn Virginia Corp.PVA$31.21-$4.46-12.5%
Ralcorp HoldingsRAH$65.22$0.220.3%
Regions Financial Corp.RF$9.67-$1.29-11.8%
Sturm Ruger & Co.RGR$5.84-$0.58-9.0%
Smithfield FoodsSFD$6.93-$3.11-31.0%
Skywest Inc.SKYW$12.87-$0.98-7.1%
Southern Co.SO$35.21$0.381.1%
Stage Stores Inc.SSI$5.31-$0.89-14.4%
Tractor Supply Co.TSCO$34.48-$6.39-15.6%
Tyson FoodsTSN$4.90-$2.56-34.3%
UST Inc.UST$68.74$0.180.3%
Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.WDR$11.21-$1.49-11.7%
Walter IndustriesWLT$23.93-$6.19-20.6%
Wal-Mart StoresWMT$52.71-$1.68-3.1%
Cimarex EnergyXEC$27.75-$5.92-17.6%
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