updated 2/10/2011 4:17:04 PM ET 2011-02-10T21:17:04

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the results of the semi-annual review of the Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index. All changes will be effective after the close of trading on Friday, February 18, 2011.

With 63 additions and 62 deletions, the number of components in the Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index will increase to 125 from 124. The top five components by free-float market capitalization that will be added to the index are: Exxon Mobil Corp. (United States, Oil and Gas, XOM), Google Inc. (United States, Technology, GOOG), Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States, Technology, HPQ), Conoco Phillips (United States, Oil and Gas, COP) and Honeywell International Inc. (United States, Industrials, HON). The top five components by free-float market capitalization that will be deleted from the index are: AT&T Inc. (United States, Telecommunications, T), Cisco Systems (United States, Technology, CSCO), NetApp Inc. (United States, Technology, NTAP), Coach Inc. (United States, Consumer Goods, COH) and Salesforce.com Inc. (United States, Technology, CRM).

The free-float market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index increased to US$1.51 trillion from US$861.60 billion, as of February 9, 2011.

The Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index, a transparent, rules-based tool for benchmarking contrarian investment strategies is designed to systematically measure the performance of stocks that lag behind the broader market in terms of recent performance, but that outrank their peers based on fundamentals-based and other qualitative criteria. Eligible for selection are stocks in the Dow Jones U.S. Broad Stock Market Index.

The Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index is equal weighted and reviewed semi-annually in January and July with changes taking effect in February and August, respectively.

Further information on the Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index can be found on www.djindexes.com.

Journalists may e-mail questions regarding this press release to media@djindexes.com or call Dow Jones Indexes' press offices.

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About Dow Jones Indexes

Dow Jones Indexes ( www.djindexes.com ) is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products. Best-known for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dow Jones Indexes offers more than 130,000 equity indexes as well as fixed-income and alternative indexes, including measures of hedge funds, commodities and real estate. Dow Jones Indexes employs clear, unbiased and systematic methodologies that are fully integrated within index families. Dow Jones Indexes is part of a joint venture company owned 90 percent by CME Group Inc. ( www.cmegroup.com ) and 10 percent by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. ( www.dowjones.com ), a News Corporation company (Nasdaq:NWS) (Nasdaq:NWSA) (ASX:NWS) (ASX:NWSLV) ( www.newscorp.com ).

"Dow Jones®", "Dow Jones Indexes", "Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index" and all other index names listed above are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"), and have been licensed for use by CME Group Index Services LLC ("CME Indexes"). Investment products based on the Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, CME Indexes or their respective affiliates and none of Dow Jones, CME Indexes and their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products. Inclusion of a company in the Dow Jones U.S. Contrarian Opportunities Index does not in any way reflect an opinion of Dow Jones, CME Indexes or any of their respective affiliates on the investment merits of such company. None of Dow Jones, CME Indexes or any of their respective affiliates is providing investment advice in connection with these indexes.

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