Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices

Jun 22, 2010, 18:04 ET from Standard & Poor's

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and  S&P SmallCap 600 Indices after the close of trading on Friday, June 25, 2010:

  • S&P MidCap 400 constituent CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) will replace XTO Energy Inc. (NYSE: XTO) in the S&P 500, S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE: AYI) will replace CarMax in the S&P MidCap 400, and Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED) will replace Acuity Brands in the S&P SmallCap 600 index. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Exxon Mobil Inc. (NYSE: XOM) is acquiring XTO Energy in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date, pending final approvals.
  • S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Gardner Denver Inc. (NYSE: GDI) will replace Palm Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) in the S&P MidCap 400 index, and Cogent Inc. (Nasdaq: COGT) will replace Gardner Denver in the S&P SmallCap 600 index.  S&P 100 & 500 constituent Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) is acquiring Palm in a deal expected to be completed soon, pending final approvals.

Standard & Poor's will monitor these transactions, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com.

CarMax operates as a retailer of used cars. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Automotive Retail Sub-Industry index.  

Acuity Brands designs, produces, and distributes indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures and related products. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Electrical Components & Equipment Sub-Industry index.  

Medifast engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products. Headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Personal Products Sub-Industry index.  

Gardner Denver designs, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial machinery and related parts and services. Headquartered in Quincy, IL, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Industrial Machinery Sub-Industry index.

Cogent provides automated fingerprint identification systems and other fingerprint biometrics solutions to governments, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations. Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Electronic Equipment & Instruments Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P  500 INDEX  –  June  25, 2010

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

CarMax

Consumer Discretionary

Automotive Retail

DELETED

XTO Energy

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

S&P  MIDCAP 400 INDEX  –  June 25, 2010

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Acuity Brands

Industrials

Electrical Components & Equipment

Gardner Denver

Industrials

Industrial Machinery

DELETED

CarMax

Consumer Discretionary

Automotive Retail

Palm

Information Technology

Communications Equipment

S&P  SMALLCAP 600 INDEX  –  June 25, 2010

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Medifast

Consumer Staples

Personal Products

Cogent

Information Technology

Electronic Equipment & Instruments

DELETED

Acuity Brands

Industrials

Electrical Components & Equipment

Gardner Denver

Industrials

Industrial Machinery

For more information about S&P Indices, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

About S&P Indices

S&P Indices, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds. For more information, please visit www.standardandpoors.com/indices.

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