NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices after the close of trading on Tuesday, March 3:
- S&P MidCap 400 constituent Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL) will replace American Capital Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) in the S&P 500, and Trustmark Corp. (Nasdaq: TRMK) will replace Hormel in the S&P MidCap 400. Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) will replace Jones Apparel Group Inc. (NYSE: JNY) in the S&P 500. As of today's close of trading, American Capital and Jones Apparel had market capitalizations of $306 million and $267 million respectively, ranking them 499th and 500th in the index.
- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) will replace Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: HOV) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Stanley Inc. (NYSE: SXE) will replace Lennox in the S&P SmallCap 600. AECOM Technology Corp. (NYSE: ACM) will replace The PMI Group Inc. (NYSE: PMI) in the S&P MidCap 400. As of today's close of trading, Hovnanian and PMI Group had market capitalizations of $74 million and $64 million, respectively, whereas the minimum market cap needed to be admitted to the S&P MidCap 400 index is currently $750 million.
- Computer Programs and Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CPSI) will replace Axcelis Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), and comScore Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR) will replace Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCW) in the S&P SmallCap 600. As of today's close of trading, Axcelis Technologies and Anchor BanCorp had market capitalizations of $22 million and $19 million respectively, whereas the minimum market cap needed to be admitted to the index is currently $200 million.
Standard & Poor's will monitor these transactions, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com.
Hormel Foods is engaged in the production and marketing of a variety of meat and food products. Headquartered in Austin, MN, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Packaged Foods & Meats Sub-Industry index.
Ventas is a health care real estate investment trust (REIT). Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS Specialized REITs Sub-Industry index.
Trustmark is a financial services company. Headquartered in Jackson, MS, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Regional Banks Sub-Industry index.
Lennox International is a provider of climate control solutions. Headquartered in Richardson, TX, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Building Products Sub-Industry index.
AECOM Technology is a provider of professional technical and management support services. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Construction & Engineering Sub-Industry index.
Stanley Inc. is a provider of information technology services and solutions. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Aerospace & Defense Sub-Industry index.
Computer Programs and Systems is a healthcare information technology company. Headquartered in Mobile, AL, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Health Care Technology Sub-Industry index.
comScore provides a digital marketing intelligence platform that helps customers make business decisions and implement digital business strategies. Headquartered in Reston, VA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Internet Software & Services Sub-Industry index.
Following is a summary of the changes:
S&P 500 INDEX - March 3, 2009 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Hormel Foods Consumer Staples Packaged Foods & Meats Ventas Financials Specialized REITs DELETED American Capital Financials Asset Management & Custody Banks Jones Apparel Consumer Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Discretionary Goods S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX - March 3, 2009 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Trustmark Financials Regional Banks Lennox Int'l Industrials Building Products AECOM Industrials Construction & Engineering DELETED Hormel Foods Consumer Staples Packaged Foods & Meats Hovnanian Consumer Discretionary Homebuilding PMI Group Financials Thrifts & Mortgage Finance S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - March 3, 2009 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Stanley Industrials Aerospace & Defense Computer Health Care Health Care Technology Programs and Systems comScore Information Technology Internet Software & Services DELETED Lennox Int'l Industrials Building Products Anchor Bancorp Financials Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Axcelis Information Technology Semiconductor Equipment
Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned.
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