Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Kansas was purchased in 1803 by the US government as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Their soil today produces wheat, corn, oats, berries potatoes, and much more. Kansas is also home to some of the leading aircraft-manufacturing companies.
Here are some interesting facts about the state:
1. Kansas is the number one producer of wheat.
2. Kansas is one of top oil producers. The state has also natural gas and helium reserves.
3. Kansas wheat exports had a value of $1,012.8 million in 2007, and ranked it second among the states.
4. Kansas added more than 20,500 new jobs during 2006.
5. 70% of Kansas’ population, age 16 and over, are either working or looking for work.
6. It is expected that Kansas total employment will increase by 13.4% from 2002 to 2012.
7. Kansas demand for Architects, medical assistants and teachers is expected to grow by almost 50% by the year 2012.
8. The trade, transportation and utilities industry contributed more than 18% to Kansas nominal GDP of $111 billion in 2006.
9. Kansas top export is transportation equipment.
10. Kansas top trading partners, in order of importance are: Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
The following companies are headquartered in Kansas:
Embarq Corporation (EQ) is a service company. It delivers local and long distance calls, internet services, video, wireless and satellite services. The stock has a PE of 8, a PEG of 3.88, and it pays a yield of 6.8%.
Capitol Federal Financing (CFFN) operates in Kansas and it offers its customers savings accounts, money market accounts, CDs and other accounts. The stock has a PE of 76, and it pays a yield of 4.4%.
Westar Energy Inc. (WR) produces and delivers electric energy in Kansas. The stock has a PE of 13, a PEG of 3.44, and it pays a yield of 5.0%.
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. (SPR) designs and produces aero-parts, such as wings, and fuselage for its commercial, business and military customers. The stock has a PE of 6, and a PEG of 0.54.
Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (WDR) manages investment accounts, and provides shareholder services. The stock has a PE of 15, a PEG of 0.96, and it pays a yield of 3.1%.
Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) manufactures and sells mineral products, such as fertilizers in the United States, and United Kingdom. The stock has a PE of 15, a PEG of 2.17, and it pays a yield of 2.8%.
Seabord Corp. (SEB) engages in the production and processing of pork. It also exports wheat and other commodities The stock has a PE of 8, and it pays a yield of 0.2%.
Collective Brands Inc. (PSS) is a wholesaler and retailer of footwear for men, women and children. The stock has a PE of 164, and a PEG of 1.08.
Farrelgas Partners (FGP) purchases, transports and resale propane. This propane is used for heating, cooking, and water heating. The stock has a PE o 45, a PEG of 3.56, and it pays a yield of 10.9%.
Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) is in the business of providing electronic payment systems. Some of its products include: ATMs, card issuing and processing. The stock has a PE of 21, and a PEG of 0.81.
Don't forget to check out stocks from some of the western states, such as Arizona stocks, Oregon stocks, and Nevada stocks.
Author does not own any of the above.
Posted by Stockerblog at 9:24 PM