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Stoxx changes composition of blue-chip indices

Regular Annual Review to be effective on Sep. 21, 2015….


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STOXX Limited,has announced the results of the regular annual review of the STOXX Blue-Chip Indices, among them the STOXX Europe 50, EURO STOXX 50, STOXX Nordic 30 and STOXX EU Enlarged 15 indices; as well as the results of the second semi-annual review of the STOXX Eastern Europe 50 Index. All changes will be effective with the open of European markets on Sep. 21, 2015.

The following stocks will be added to and deleted from the EURO STOXX 50 Index:

Additions

Deletions

FRESENIUS (Germany, Health Care, FREG.DE)

REPSOL (Spain, Oil & Gas, REP.MC)

SAFRAN (France, Industrial Goods & Services, SAF.PA)

RWE (Germany, Utilities, RWEG.DE)

The following stocks will be added to and deleted from the STOXX Europe 50 Index:

Additions

Deletions

INTESA SANPAOLO (Italy, Banks, ISP.MI)

BHP BILLITON (U.K., Basic Resources, BLT.L)

IMPERIAL TOBACCO GRP (U.K., Personal & Household Goods, IMT.L)

GLENCORE PLC (U.K., Basic Resources, GLEN.L)

The following stocks will be added to and deleted from the STOXX Eastern Europe 50 Index:

Additions

Deletions

TURKIYE PETROL RAFIN. (Turkey, Oil & Gas, TUPRS.IS)

ALPHA BANK (Greece, Banks, ACBr.AT)

POLISH OIL AND GAS (Poland, Oil & Gas, PGN.WA)

EUROBANK ERGASIAS (Greece, Banks, EURBr.AT)

ALROSA (Russia, Basic Resources, ALRS.MM)

PIRAEUS BANK (Greece, Banks, BOPr.AT)

BANK OF CYPRUS (Greece, Banks, BOCr.AT)

RUSHYDRO (Russia, Utilities, HYDR.MM)

The following stocks will be added to and deleted from the STOXX EU Enlarged 15 Index:

Additions

Deletions

PKO BANK (Poland, Banks, PKO.WA)

RICHTER GEDEON (Hungary, Health Care, GDRB.BU)

PEKAO (Poland, Banks, PEO.WA)

ENEA (Poland, Utilities, ENAE.WA)

KOMERCNI BANKA (Czech Republic, Banks, BKOM.PR)

MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas (Hungary, Oil & Gas, MOLB.BU)

BANK ZACHODNI WBK (Poland, Banks, BZW.WA)

PKNORLEN (Poland, Oil & Gas, PKN.WA)

The composition of the STOXX Nordic 30 Index remains unchanged.

The STOXX Global 150, STOXX Global 200, STOXX Americas 100, STOXX All Europe 100, STOXX Asia 100, STOXX Pacific 50, STOXX BRIC 100, STOXX Latin America 50, STOXX Sub Balkan 30, and STOXX China A 50 indices are also part of this regular quarterly review.

Furthermore, the STOXX France 50, STOXX Italy 20, STOXX Spain 20, STOXX UK 50, STOXX USA 50, STOXX Canada 50, STOXX Hong Kong 50, STOXX Japan 50, STOXX Singapore 20 and STOXX Australia 50 indices are part of this regular quarterly review. 

Changes made to the blue-chip index series are being announced today after the conclusion of the regular annual review. The review is based on the blue-chip rules published on www.stoxx.com using the September 2015 blue-chip selection lists. The selection lists are based on the stocks in the corresponding benchmark indices and their free-float market capitalization as of Aug. 31, 2015. The component selection lists that are used for the 2015 annual STOXX Blue-Chip Index review are based on the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB).

The underlying component data – new numbers of shares and free-float factors – will be announced on Sep. 16, 2015 and reflect all corporate actions effective before the above changes are implemented on the third Friday of September (Sep. 18). The changes will be effective with the opening of markets on the next trading day, Monday, Sep. 21, 2015.

Source: ETFWorld.co.uk

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