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Friday, April 11, 2008

U.S. BBQ Index - Updated!

I am not sure whether I'm the first to coin the term "U.S. Barbecue Index", but I've been tracking some bbq stocks for the past few years. Click here to read some of the other posts.

The column on the left represents the original price in November 2005, when I started tracking them. The column on the right represents the recent price on April 11, 2008

U.S. Barbecue Index
Archer Daniels Midland................$ 24.52, current = $34.47
Clorox Company............................$ 54.29, current = $55.04
Darden Restaurants......................$ 36.09, current = $33.95
Famous Dave's of America...........$ 10.93, current = $10.34
Fleetwood Enterprises..................$ 11.13, current = $3.89
H.J. Heinz Company......................$ 35.70, current = $46.70
Hormel Foods Corporation...........$ 32.62, current = $40.97
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation..........$ 31.97, current = $19.10
Seaboard Corporation...................$1,685.00, current = $1,549
Smithfield Foods............................$ 30.38, current = $24.91
Tyson Foods...................................$ 16.78, current = $16.85
Wal-Mart Stores............................$ 50.49, current = $54.80
Index Total...........$2,019.90, current = $1,890.02

After being up 24% earlier this year this list of stocks is now down 6% since I started tracking them. I guess bbq isn't immune to changes in the overall economy after all.

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vegetarians are evil said...

I just got my new Weber in the garage... still in the box. Bought it on sale in November... the weather is just getting warmer... any day now...


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Scott said...

Interesting information for the investor. I guess I am always looking for the best deal so I contribute to the lower stock value....sorry...