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2013-09-12 16:22:21

Positive outcomes of company's sustainable business practices recognized NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accomplishments in economic, environmental and social performance in 2012 by Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) have been recognized by the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. Entergy is the only U.S. company in the electric utility sector named to the World Index. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/MM74349LOGO) This is the 12th...

2013-09-12 12:29:34

- Abbott Secured Highest Overall Score in its Industry Sector, More Than Doubling the Average Industry Score ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that it was named an Industry Group Leader in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious benchmarks for worldwide corporate sustainability. As the leader in the Health Care Equipment & Services industry group, Abbott was one of only 24 companies...

2013-09-06 20:20:30

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will replace BMC Software (NASD: BMC) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Tuesday, September 10. Bain Capital, LLC is acquiring BMC Software in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date. Delta Air Lines Holdings is one of the largest passenger airlines in the world. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS...

2013-08-22 12:23:13

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today the launch of the S&P GSCI® All Metals 3 Month Forward and S&P GSCI All Metals 3 Month Forward Capped Component. These Indices are designed to measure the precious and industrial metal commodity markets while seeking to reduce negative roll yield in times of contango. "These indices provide global market participants with investible benchmarks across both the precious metal and industrial...

2013-08-21 12:23:22

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilbanks Smith & Thomas (WST), an independent registered investment advisory firm with over $2 billion in assets under management, has selected S&P Dow Jones Indices to calculate the WST Asset Manager - U.S. Equity Index (WSTE). According to Wilbanks Smith & Thomas, the investment objective of the WST Asset Manager - U.S. Equity Index is to seek long-term capital appreciation, while maintaining a secondary emphasis on generating...

2013-08-21 12:21:40

HONG KONG, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hong Kong-based global power equipment and floor care company Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. ("TTI"/ The Group) (stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) announced that it achieved record sales and profits, with gross margin increasing for the sixth consecutive period. In the first half of 2013, the Group's net profit attributable to shareholders reached US$118 million, a 22.0% increase over the first half of 2012. Basic earnings per...

2013-08-15 12:27:35

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicates that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 3.00% over the 12-months ending June 2013, accelerating from the 2.96% annual growth rate recorded in May. Eight of the nine S&P Healthcare Economic Indices showed higher annual growth rates for June 2013...

2013-08-13 20:20:48

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.5 percent in June to 98.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in May, and a 0.5 percent increase in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.6 percent in June to 96.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in May, and a 0.2 percent increase in April....

2013-07-31 23:16:34

Economy’s recovery continues slowly but surely, reaffirmed by Credit2B’s Index which measures the confidence that a supplier will get paid by its business customers within agreed terms. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Credit2B, the world’s leading web-based trade credit community that provides unparalleled intelligence on common customers, today reported results for its 2013 First Half Aggregate Payment Quality Index (“PQI”). As of June 30, 2013, the average PQI was 81 with...

2013-07-31 08:28:10

S&P Dow Jones Indices Releases Annual Report on U.S. Pension Funding, OPEB Status NEW YORK, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A report published today by S&P Dow Jones Indices reveals that, despite strong double-digit gains in the equity markets last year, S&P 500® issues posted record pension and OPEB (Other Post Employment Benefits) underfunding for fiscal 2012. The report, "S&P 500 2012 Pensions and Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB): The Final Frontier," can be...