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S&P 500 Index


The company is being dropped from the S&P 500.
  an index of 500 U.S. stocks that is one of the top 3 indexes watched as a benchmark of U.S. stock performance
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S&P 500 S&P 500 Index S&P Index Standard & Poor’s Index
Notes:
The S&P 500 has two advantages compared to The Dow:

1. It is comprised of 500 stocks that make up most of the dollar value of the NYSE.

2. It is capitalization weighted; i.e., changes in stocks that represent a larger percentage of the stock market are weighed more heavily than stocks that represent a smaller percentage of the market MCSI.

Other indexes like the MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index or the Wilshire 5000 Index offer advantages for tracking all U.S. stocks, but they are less commonly reported. None of these indexes reflect the value of dividends in their movement.

The S&P 500 was created and is maintained by Standard and Poor’s Corporation. It consists of 400 leading industrial issues, 20 transportation issues, 40 utilities and 40 finance issues weighted on a market capitalization basis. Stocks in it are selected by a committee.
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  • The company is being dropped from the S&P 500.
  • Oscar’s exile from the United States had drawn national media coverage and brought him to the attention of Bard, an S&P 500 company with twenty-one thousand employees that designs and manufactures health-care equipment.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
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Associated words [difficulty]:   S&P 500 Index [9] , Dow Jones Industrial Average [9]
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