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Stoxx changes composition of benchmark indices

Results of the Second Regular Quarterly Review to be Effective on June 20, 2011


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STOXX Limited announced the new composition of the STOXX Global 1800 Index, STOXX Europe Total Market Index, STOXX Europe 600 Index, STOXX Americas 600 Index, STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Index, STOXX EU Enlarged Total Market Index, STOXX Eastern Europe Total Market Index, STOXX Eastern Europe 300 Index and their sub- and sector indices, as well as that of the STOXX Europe Football Index and STOXX Europe Private Equity 20 Index.
Effective as of the open of European markets on June 20, 2011, the following stocks will be added to and deleted from the STOXX Europe 600 Index and its respective size and sector indices:


Additions

Deletions

GJENSIDIGE FORSIKRING (Norway, Insurance, GJFS.OL)

ALPIQ HOLDING REG (Switzerland, Utilities, ALPH.S)

NYRSTAR (Belgium, Basic Resources, NYR.BR)

MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL (U.K., Technology, MCRO.L)

SHAFTESBURY (U.K., Real Estate, SHB.L)

MISYS (U.K., Technology, MSY.L)

REXEL (France, Industrial Goods & Services, RXL.PA)

MITIE GRP (U.K., Industrial Goods & Services, MTO.L)

NCC B (Sweden, Construction & Material, NCCb.ST)

BCO DE VALENCIA (Spain, Bank, BVA.MC)

The sector classification for the STOXX Europe 600 Index component CRITERIA CAIXACORP (Spain, Financial Services, CRIT.MC) will change to Insurances.
Effective as of the open of American markets on June 20, 2011, the following stocks will be entering and exiting the STOXX Americas 600 Index and its respective size and sector indices:


Additions

Deletions

GENERAL MOTORS (U.S., Automobiles & Parts, GM.N)

PEPCO HOLDINGS INC. (U.S., Utilities, POM.N)

KINDER MORGAN (U.S., Oil & Gas, KMI.N)

URBAN OUTFITTERS INC. (U.S., RETAIL, URBN.OQ)

SINA (U.S., Technology, SINA.OQ)

ASSURANT INC. (U.S., Insurance, AIZ.N)

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH ‘A’ (U.S., Retail, ANF.N)

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP (U.S.,Insurance, AIG.N)

NATIONAL FUEL GAS (U.S., Utilities, NFG.N) NVR INC. (U.S., Personal & Household Goods, NVR.N)
CABOT OIL & GAS CORP. (U.S., Oil & Gas, COG.N) SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (U.S., Telecommunications, SBAC.OQ)
TRW AUTV.HDG (U.S., Automobiles & Parts, TRW.N) DUN & BRADSTREET CORP. (U.S., Media, DNB.N)
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORP. (U.S., Technology, NSM.N) CANADIAN UTILITIES ‘A’ (Canada, Utilities, CU.TO)

The sector classification for the STOXX Americas 600 Index component WEYERHAEUSER CO. (U.S., Construction & Materials, WY.N) will change to Real Estate.
Effective as of the open of Asian-Pacific markets on June 20, 2011, the following stocks will be added to and deleted from the STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Index and its respective size and sector indices:


Additions

Deletions

OTSUKA HOLDINGS (Japan, Health Care, 4578.T)

PERPETUAL LTD. (Australia, Financial Services, PPT.AX)

QR NATIONAL (Australia, Industrial Goods & Services, QRN.AX)

HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (Japan, Technology, 8036.T)

CHINA RONGSEHNG (Hong Kong, Industrial Goods & Services, 1101.HK)

NANTO BANK LTD. (Japan, Banks, 8367.OS)

SEVEN WEST MEDIA LTD. (Australia, Media, SWM.AX)

ORIX JREIT INC. (Japan, Real Estate, 8954.T)

AQUILA RESOURCES (Australia, Basic Resources, AQA.AX)

SEVEN BANK LTD. (Japan, Banks, 8410.OS)

CHINA SHANSHUI CMT. GROUP (Hong Kong, Construction & Materials, 0691.HK)

HINO MOTORS LTD. (Japan, Industrial Goods & Services, 7205.T)

SHINSEI BANK LTD. (Japan, Banks, 8303.T)

TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORP. (Japan, Automobiles & Parts, 3116.T)

GREE (Japan, Retail, 3632.T)

SHINKIN CENTRAL BANK (Japan, Banks, 8421.T)

GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT GP. (Hong Kong, Travel & Leisure, 0027.HK)

KAGOSHIMA BANK LTD. (Japan, Banks, 8390.T

WASHINGTON H. SOUL PATTINSON L (Australia, Industrial Goods & Services, SOL.AX)

GUANGDONG INVESTMENT LTD. (Hong Kong, Utilities, 0270.HK)

CAPITAMALLS ASIA (Singapore, Real Estate, CMAL.SI)

SOTETSU HOLDINGS INC. (Japan, Travel & Leisure, 9003.HK)

DON QUIJOTE (Japan, Retail, 7532.T)

LI NING CO. LTD. (Hong Kong, Personal & Household Goods, 2331.HK)

CHINA RESOURCES CMT. HDG. (Hong Kong, Construction & Materials, 1313.HK)

EACCESS (Japan, Technology, 9427.T)

MORI TRUST SOGO REIT (Japan, Real Estate, 8961.T)

KINDEN CORP. (Japan, Construction & Materials, 1944.OS)

MESOBLAST (Australia, Health Care, MSB.AX)

FOXCONN INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS (Hong Kong, Technology, 2038.HK)

MONADELPHOUS GROUP (Australia, Construction & Materials, MND.AX)

ROHTO PHARMACEUTICAL CO. LTD. (Japan, Health Care, 4527.OS)

ADELAIDE BRIGHTON (Australia, Construction & Materials, ABC.AX)

MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO. LTD. (Japan, Industrial Goods & Services, 6767.T)

As of June 20, 2011 the sector classification for the following STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Index components will change:

 

Component

New sector classification

ALIBABA.COM LTD. (Hong Kong, Technology, 1688.HK)

Retail

CHEUNG KONG INFRASTRUCTURE HOL. (Hong Kong, Construction & Materials, 1038.HK)

Utilities

SUNCORP GROUP LTD. (Australia, Banks, SUN.AX)

Financial Services

CITY DEVELOPMENTS LTD. (Singapore, Travel & Leisure, CTDM.SI)

Real Estate

CSR LTD. (Australia, Basic Resources, CSR.AX)

Construction & Materials

WHARF (HOLDINGS) LTD. (Hong Kong, Industrial Goods & Services, 0004.HK)

Real Estate

KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS INC. (Japan, Personal & Household Goods, 4902.T)

Technology

AMP LTD. (Australia, Financial Services, AMP.AX) Insurance

The composition of the STOXX Europe Football Index and the STOXX Europe Private Equity 20 Index will remain unchanged.

The STOXX Europe Total Market, STOXX EU Enlarged Total Market, STOXX Eastern Europe Total Market and STOXX Eastern Europe 300 indices are also part of this regular quarterly review. The new composition of these indices can be found on their respective pages at www.stoxx.com on June 20, 2011.

As of April 29, 2011, the total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted STOXX Europe 600 Index will remain unchanged at €5.66 trillion, as well as the the total free-float market capitalization of the STOXX Europe Total Market Index which remains unchanged at €6.10 trillion.

The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted STOXX Americas 600 Index increased to €9.52 trillion from €9.49 trillion, while the total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Index increased to €3.11 trillion from €3.09 trillion.
The total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted STOXX Global 1800 Index increased to €18.30 trillion from €18.24 trillion, while the total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted STOXX EU Enlarged Total Market Index increased to €99.85 billion from €99.28 billion.

As of April 29, 2011, the total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted STOXX Eastern Europe 300 Index increased to €435.20 billion from €430.02 billion, while the total free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted STOXX Eastern Europe Total Market Index increased to €450.93 billion from €445.74 billion.

The total free-float market capitalization of the STOXX Europe Football Index decreased to €676.08 million from €676.48 million, while the total free-float market capitalization of the STOXX Europe Private Equity 20 Index will remain unchanged at €19.11 billion.

Changes are being announced today after the conclusion of a regular quarterly component review. The adjusted component weightings, including the number of shares and free-float factors, will be announced on June 10, 2011 after the close of markets. All changes will be effective as of the open of markets on June 20, 2011.


Source: ETFWorld – STOXX


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