Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in S&P Indices

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Standard & Poor's

    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the
 following changes in the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices after the
 close of trading on Monday, April 16, 2001:
 
     *     Western Gas Resources (NYSE:   WGR) will replace Comdisco, Inc.
           (NYSE:   CDO) in the S&P MidCap 400 Index.  Comdisco, Inc. is being
           removed for lack of representation.
     *     Webb (Del) Corp. (NYSE:   WBB) will replace Immune Response Corp.
           (Nasdaq: IMNR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.  Immune Response is
           being removed for lack of representation.
 
     Western Gas Resources is an independent gas gatherer and processor and an
 energy marketer providing a full range of services to its customers from the
 wellhead to the sales delivery point.  The company, headquartered in Denver,
 Colorado, will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Oil & Gas Refining &
 Marketing sub-industry group and the Natural Gas industry group.
     Webb (Del) Corp. develops active adult communities and family and country
 club communities.  The company, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, will be
 added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Homebuilding sub-industry group and the
 Homebuilding industry group.
 
                Following is a summary of the announced changes:
 
                      S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX-April 16, 2001
 
                    COMPANY      GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY GROUP
     ADDED        Western Gas          Energy                  Oil & Gas
                   Resources                             Refining & Marketing
     DROPPED    Comdisco, Inc.       Industrials         Electrical Components
                                                              & Equipment
 
                     S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX-April 16, 2001
 
                     COMPANY      GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR  GICS SUB-INDUSTRY GROUP
     ADDED       Webb (Del) Corp.       Consumer              Homebuilding
                                     Discretionary
     DROPPED   Immune Response Corp.   Health Care            Biotechnology
 
     Company additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any
 way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.
 
     Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP),
 provides independent financial information, analytical services, and credit
 ratings to the world's financial markets.  Among the company's many products
 are the S&P Global 1200, the world's first global, equity, real time index;
 the S&P 500, the premier U.S. portfolio index; and credit ratings on more than
 220,000 securities and funds worldwide.  With more than 5,000 employees
 located in 21 countries, Standard & Poor's is an integral part of the global
 financial infrastructure.
 
 

SOURCE Standard & Poor's
    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the
 following changes in the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices after the
 close of trading on Monday, April 16, 2001:
 
     *     Western Gas Resources (NYSE:   WGR) will replace Comdisco, Inc.
           (NYSE:   CDO) in the S&P MidCap 400 Index.  Comdisco, Inc. is being
           removed for lack of representation.
     *     Webb (Del) Corp. (NYSE:   WBB) will replace Immune Response Corp.
           (Nasdaq: IMNR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.  Immune Response is
           being removed for lack of representation.
 
     Western Gas Resources is an independent gas gatherer and processor and an
 energy marketer providing a full range of services to its customers from the
 wellhead to the sales delivery point.  The company, headquartered in Denver,
 Colorado, will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Oil & Gas Refining &
 Marketing sub-industry group and the Natural Gas industry group.
     Webb (Del) Corp. develops active adult communities and family and country
 club communities.  The company, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, will be
 added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Homebuilding sub-industry group and the
 Homebuilding industry group.
 
                Following is a summary of the announced changes:
 
                      S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX-April 16, 2001
 
                    COMPANY      GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR   GICS SUB-INDUSTRY GROUP
     ADDED        Western Gas          Energy                  Oil & Gas
                   Resources                             Refining & Marketing
     DROPPED    Comdisco, Inc.       Industrials         Electrical Components
                                                              & Equipment
 
                     S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX-April 16, 2001
 
                     COMPANY      GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR  GICS SUB-INDUSTRY GROUP
     ADDED       Webb (Del) Corp.       Consumer              Homebuilding
                                     Discretionary
     DROPPED   Immune Response Corp.   Health Care            Biotechnology
 
     Company additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any
 way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.
 
     Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP),
 provides independent financial information, analytical services, and credit
 ratings to the world's financial markets.  Among the company's many products
 are the S&P Global 1200, the world's first global, equity, real time index;
 the S&P 500, the premier U.S. portfolio index; and credit ratings on more than
 220,000 securities and funds worldwide.  With more than 5,000 employees
 located in 21 countries, Standard & Poor's is an integral part of the global
 financial infrastructure.
 
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