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Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:12 AM

I'm starting Texas botcott tonight! Will weed out stocks with company HQ in Texas.

DETAILED LIST OF THE 100 BIGGEST COMPANIES IN TEXAS
RANK COMPANY CITY
1 Foxconn Assembly LLC, Houston TX Houston
2 Pizza Hut Plano
3 ATT Dallas
4 Keller Williams Realty Austin
5 Carlson Restaurants Dallas
6 Dell Round Rock
7 Electronic Data Systems Plano
8 American Airlines Fort Worth
9 Livestock Investors Hereford
10 Tenet Healthcare Dallas
11 J. C. Penney Plano
12 H-E-B San Antonio
13 Schlumberger Houston
14 NEC Corporation of America Irving
15 Whole Foods Market Austin
16 Shell Petroleum Houston
17 Jacobs Engineering Group Dallas
18 Exxon Mobil Irving
19 Essilor of America Dallas
20 Sysco Houston
21 Social Security Administration Bryan
22 Southwest Airlines Dallas
23 Brinker International Coppell
24 Halliburton Houston
25 Fluor Irving
26 Frito-Lay Plano
27 Waste Management Houston
28 Kimberly-Clark Irving
29 BNSF Railway Fort Worth
30 Steward Health Care System Dallas
31 McDermott International Houston
32 Quanta Services Houston
33 KBR Houston
34 National Oilwell Varco Houston
35 Textron Fort Worth
36 7-Eleven Dallas
37 Michaels Irving
38 Weatherford International Houston
39 Texas Instruments Dallas
40 Landry’s Houston
41 Houston Independent School District Houston
42 USAA San Antonio
43 ARG Holdings Corpus Christi
44 Cooper Industries Houston
45 Golden Living Plano
46 Blockbuster Dallas
47 CHRISTUS Health Irving
48 Medco Health Solutions Irving
49 Memorial Hermann Health System Houston
50 Perot Systems Dallas
51 Rent-A-Center Plano
52 Texas Health Resources Arlington
53 GameStop Grapevine
54 Exela Technologies Irving
55 Sally Beauty Holdings Denton
56 Biglari Holdings San Antonio
57 Dr Pepper Snapple Group Plano
58 McLane Company Temple
59 Zachry Holdings San Antonio
60 Staff Force Katy
61 Baylor Scott White Health Dallas
62 Alcon Fort Worth
63 Wrrh Investments Lp Houston
64 Cinemark Plano
65 Service Corporation International Houston
66 Chinos Holdings Fort Worth
67 iHeartMedia San Antonio
68 Vallourec Star Houston
69 ClubCorp Holdings Dallas
70 Tailored Brands Houston
71 Food Management Partners San Antonio
72 Chuck E. Cheese’s Irving
73 Citizens Capital Dallas
74 FMC Technologies Houston
75 Randalls Houston
76 Academy Sports + Outdoors Katy
77 Alliance Data Plano
78 Flowserve Irving
79 FirstCash Fort Worth
80 Vanguard Services Dallas
81 Hungry’s Houston
82 Dean Foods Dallas
83 Sonic Healthcare USA Austin
84 Bureau of Economic Geology Austin
85 MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston
86 Brock Group Houston
87 Trinity Industries Dallas
88 Waste Connections The Woodlands
89 Saltgrass Steak House Houston
90 Builders FirstSource Dallas
91 Direct Energy Houston
92 Phillips 66 Houston
93 Fossil Group Richardson
94 Andeavor San Antonio
95 Brookshire Grocery Company Tyler
96 Pier 1 Imports Fort Worth
97 Neiman Marcus Group Dallas
98 Susser Holdings Corpus Christi
99 Horizon Health Lewisville
100 UT Southwestern Medical Center Dall

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:48 AM

1. So if I'm already boycotting companies related to the Koch brothers

and I also boycott Kimberly-Clark, then what am I supposed to do for toilet paper?

I also have dealt extensively with the Social Security Administration in Bryan within the past year since my foot was amputated and I anticipate having to conduct additional business with them to maximize my disability check. I don't think that they issue any stock though so you won't have to liquidate your holdings there.

Since both Southwest Airlines and American Airlines are on the list I guess that means that I won't be flying anywhere, especially from DFW airport. It seems like you might want to keep them in your portfolio if they haven't recovered to the pre-pandemic stock price since the travel industry will eventually recover at some point.

I also have dealt with Baylor Scott & White and UT Southwestern Medical Center in the past. I certainly wouldn't pass up either of them if I had a medical emergency. They are both non-profits anyway so they probably aren't in your portfolio.

I don't see much point in either boycotting or divesting in any company beyond the satisfaction that it might "feel good" briefly time. While we are frustrated by the events of today, making major financial decisions probably isn't a good idea when the emotions are at a zenith.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:57 AM

2. Oh yeah, I forgot Whole Foods is a Texas based company.

Companies like Pier 1 Imports and JC Penney are already floundering and have closed many stores.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:50 AM

9. Not anymore. Started in Texas, but now owned by Amazon (Seattle-based)

Jeff Bezos is a whole other reason to boycott.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:02 AM

3. We have to start somewhere. If people apply enough financial pressure companies will move their

Headquarters elsewhere. This country has gone too far down the rabbit hole of fascism as it is. Money talks. Boycott Texas based companies, and companies start leaving Texas, maybe we will make headway with politicians who are hell bent on destroying democracy here in America. If you have any better ideas I'm all ears.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:39 AM

5. Divesting stocks doesn't do much. The company made its money

when it issued the shares. Now if you sell, it’s just to another investor. Company gets nothing. Any damage to the company would be minimal and speculative at best. Better, I think, to avoid their products as much as possible. I too, am still avoiding Koch companies’ products.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:56 AM

6. Not only divest, I'm going to change my phone plan,

stop shopping from stores, stop using products from Texas based companies. Maybe other states will think twice about following Texas, if enough damage is done to Texas financially. Clearly this will only work if millions of people decide to take a stand against Texas, but I'd like to think that today is the tipping point that rounds up the masses to do what they can to save our democracy from the claws of these deranged demagogues. Time will tell.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:12 AM

4. No more Texas Roadhouse for me

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 06:50 AM

7. I think simply choosing not to do business with a TX based company

AND telling that company WHY is about all the majority of people can really do.

LOT of collateral damage here, as there will be with the law itself. I spend a lot of money with a photography lab in Austin. I don't know their personal politics. Being in Austin there is a 50/50 chance they are liberal.

Each must do what they can.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:45 AM

8. Drastic times call for drastic measures. Texas declared war on women rights and hurting their cash

flow is one of the few languages these polititians and others understand.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:51 AM

10. Texas is all about oil. Stop buying gasoline.

Ride a bike, walk, get an EV.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:00 AM

11. yes, and I'll get in shape as well.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:04 AM

12. Michael's?????

Noooooo!!!!! I buy a lot of craft supplies there, because I have one just across the street from my subdivision.

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Response to Deep State Witch (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:15 AM

13. definately do not go to Holly Hobby, maybe Joanne Fabrics.

I'm going to miss Tuesday Mornings.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:52 AM

14. No Hobby Lobby for me!

I went in there once, when it opened, just to check it out. Too much cheap, Chinese-made Christian crap. And their bead selection sucked.

I miss A.C. Moore.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:53 AM

15. Blockbuster?

Exactly how old is this list?

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:08 PM

16. 2021. It looks like it's Blockbuster Inc. which is involved in Firewood Processors.

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