NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices today announces revisions to S&P Global Indices, S&P U.S. Indices and Dow Jones Global Indices to be effective with the March quarterly review after the close of trading on Friday, March 15:
- All weekly share change announcements will be made on Fridays at 5:15 pm for implementation the following Friday night (Monday morning effective date). Previously, all weekly share changes were announced on Wednesday night for implementation the following Wednesday night.
- Mortgage REITs (GICS code 40402030) will now be eligible for inclusion in S&P Global Indices and S&P U.S. Indices provided they meet all other index inclusion criteria. Previously, mortgage REITs were not eligible for inclusion. The mortgage REITs sub industry group has grown substantially in market capitalization over the past decade and these companies provide institutional and individual investors with diversification and an opportunity to gain exposure to the real estate financing markets.
Methodology documents will be updated to reflect these changes.
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