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2011-12-05 17:12:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent National Retail Properties Inc. (NYSE: NNN) will replace Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (NASD: PPDI) in the S&P MidCap 400 index, and Higher One Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ONE) will replace National Retail Properties in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Wednesday, December 7. Pharmaceutical Product Development is being acquired by affiliates of The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman...

2011-12-02 14:11:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the most recent issue of the Lookout Report -- a biweekly research note from S&P Capital IQ's Global Market Intelligence unit that draws upon the firm's unique analytical assets, including Capital IQ, S&P Indices, S&P Leveraged Commentary and Data, and company and funds research-- analysts note that financial market participants today are generally less worried about near-term U.S. recession risks than they were in June when...

2011-12-01 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices announced today the launch of the S&P Commodities Risk Control Index Series, bringing its popular risk control methodology to its widely followed family of commodity indices. The S&P Commodities Risk Control Index Series is designed with a focus on liquidity and with the goal of supporting investment products such as index funds, index portfolios, and index futures and options. As part of this index series, the...

2011-11-29 09:17:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through September 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller[1] Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show that nationally home prices did not register a significant change in the third quarter of 2011, with the U.S. National Home Price Index up by only 0.1% from its second quarter level. The national index posted an annual decline of 3.9%, an improvement over the 5.8% decline posted in the second...

2011-11-17 13:17:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When we hear about a "double dip" or even a "triple dip" in the real estate market, we have to wonder what housing market is being referred to. The November update on Home Value Forecast addresses the issue of taking a national view of the real estate market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091012/NE89718LOGO ) Looking at nationwide trends in the real estate market is an impracticable concept at best and can be misleading. A more...

2011-11-17 08:25:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.75% over the 12-months ending September 2011. This is a slight increase over the +5.71% annual growth rate posted in August 2011 and the fifth consecutive increase since the index hit its lowest rate of +5.32% in April 2011. As...

2011-11-16 03:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 0.3 percent in September to 105.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in August, and a 0.8 percent decrease in July. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in September, to 101.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in...

2011-11-15 09:21:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through October 2011, released today by S&P Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed that first mortgage default rates rose to 2.08% in October from September's 1.99%. Auto loans and second mortgage default rates decreased slightly; auto loans moved down from 1.29% in September to 1.22% in October, and second mortgages from 1.32% to...

2011-11-07 17:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) will replace Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. (NASD: VSEA) in the S&P MidCap 400 index after the close of trading on Thursday, November 10. Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates is being acquired by S&P 500 constituent Applied Materials Inc. (NASD: AMAT) in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals. S&P Indices will monitor this transaction, and post...

2011-10-25 08:39:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through August 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed increases of +0.2% for the 10- and 20-City Composites in August versus July. Ten of the 20 cities covered by the indices also saw home prices increase over the month. In addition, 16 of the 20 MSAs and both Composites posted improved annual returns compared to July's data; Los Angeles and...