Activision Blizzard, United Continental Holdings Set to Join the S&P 500

Aug 27, 2015, 17:35 ET from S&P Dow Jones Indices

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500:

  • Activision Blizzard (NASD:ATVI) will replace Pall Corp. (NYSE: PLL) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Friday, August 28. S&P 500 constituent Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) is acquiring Pall in a transaction expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals.
  • United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) will replace Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Wednesday, September 2. Hospira is being acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) in a transaction expected to be completed on or about that date.

Activision Blizzard develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Home Entertainment Software Sub-Industry index.

United Continental Holdings provides air transportation services throughout the world. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS Airlines Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P 500 INDEX – August 28, 2015

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Activision Blizzard

Information Technology

Home Entertainment Software

DELETED

Pall

Industrials

Industrial Machinery

 

S&P 500 INDEX – September 2, 2015

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

United Continental

Industrials

Airlines

DELETED

Hospira

Health Care

Pharmaceuticals

 

Additions to and deletions from S&P  Dow Jones Indices do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies involved.

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