The WV index tracks the top 25 publicly traded companies that operate in West Virginia as weighted by number of employees.  This index accounts for over 60,000 workers throughout West Virginia.  Individual company stock prices are weighted by their portion of the employment total.

Companies included in the index are (in order of employment): Wal-Mart, Alpha Natural Resources, Kroger, CONSOL Energy, Patriot Coal Corporation, Lowe's Companies, Mylan Incorporated, American Electric Power, El DuPont de Nemours, Sears Holdings Corporation, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, First Energy, CSX Corporation, Rite Aid Corporation , Bob Evans Farms, Frontier Telecommunications, Alliant Techsystems, MTR Gaming, Dollar General, Darden Restaurants, BB&T, Dominion Transmission Incorporated, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, and Quad Graphics.

This index compares current stock prices to the same data beginning January 5, 2004, and is compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the same time period.

For more information about this index contact Christine Risch at