Russell Announces Index Changes
According to a press release, the list of preliminary additions for the Russell 3000 features 262 companies, including 47 firms in the technology sector, 46 in the health care sector, and 41 in the consumer discretionary sector. Exxon Mobil will continue to rank as the largest company in the index in terms of market capitalization, despite a 16.3% decline since last year’s index reconstitution, and Berkshire Hathaway will move into the top 10, making it the largest stock set for addition to the index this year.
With these changes the combined market capitalization of stocks in the Russell 3000, which reflects about 98% of the investable U.S. equity universe, will increase from $10.6 trillion at this point last year to $13.4 trillion, the press release said. Similarly, the median market capitalization will increase by 38.8% from $578 million at this point last year to $802 million.
These are preliminary lists and any updates will be posted June 18 and 25. The final membership lists for the Russell 3000, Russell 2000 Index, and Russell 1000 Index will be posted June 28.
These lists of U.S. companies—and lists of additions and deletions for the Russell Global Index—are available at http://www.russell.com/Indexes/membership/Reconstitution/default.asp.
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