NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the results of the regular quarterly review of the Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index. All changes will be effective after the close of trading on Friday, December 17, 2010. The Index measures the performance of all publicly traded companies that are stated as official partners, sponsors and suppliers of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games organized by the London Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
Twenty new companies will be added to the Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index while 26 components will be deleted. Ten components from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will remain in the index as they are worldwide sponsors and suppliers of the Olympic Games. These changes will decrease the number of components in the Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index to 30 from 36. As of Wednesday, December 8, 2010 the float-adjusted market capitalization of the reconstituted Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index increased to US$1.18 trillion from US$850.8 billion.
The top three components of the Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index by float-adjusted market capitalization are General Electric Co. (United States, Industrial Goods & Services, GE), Procter & Gamble Co. (United States, Personal & Household Goods, PG) and Coca-Cola Co. (United States, Food & Beverage, KO).
The three largest components by float-adjusted market capitalization to be added to the Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index are Procter & Gamble Co. (United States, Personal & Household Goods, PG), BP PLC (United Kingdom, Oil & Gas, BP.LN) and Cisco Systems Inc. (United States, Technology, CSCO). The three largest components by float-adjusted market capitalization to be deleted from the Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index are Oracle Corp. (United States, Technology, ORCL), Royal Bank of Canada (Canada, Banks, RY.T) and Suncor Energy Inc. (Canada, Oil & Gas, SU.T).
The Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index is reviewed quarterly in March, June, September and December. Both price and total return indexes are available and calculated in U.S. dollar.
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Company additions to and deletions from the Dow Jones Summer/Winter Games Index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.
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