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2014-07-30 20:22:14

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announces the treatment of a stock dividend for S&P 500 constituent Discovery Communications Inc. (NASD: DISCA): -- Discovery Communications is paying a stock dividend of 1 share of Class C (NASD: DISCK) for each outstanding share of Class A (DISCA) and Class B (DISCB) and Class C. For index purposes, S&P Dow Jones Indices will add the Class C share line to the S&P 500 effective...

2014-07-25 20:21:26

NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Offshore Ltd. (NYSE: PGN) will replace Intevac Inc. (NASD: IVAC) in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective after the close of trading on Friday, August 1. S&P 500 constituent Noble Corp. (NYSE: NE) is spinning off Paragon Offshore to shareholders in a transaction expected to be completed after the close of trading on that date. Post spin, Noble will remain in the S&P 500. Intevac is ranked # 600 in the S&P SmallCap 600 and is no...

2014-07-21 08:30:57

- Agreement in Principle Paves Way for Greater Collaboration Between Both Parties NEW YORK and MEXICO CITY, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), one of the world's leading providers of financial market indices, today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, BMV) to license all of the BMV indices including their flagship index, IPC (Indice de Precios y Cotizaciones) -...

2014-07-15 12:25:26

Four of the Five Cities Saw Default Rates Decrease in June 2014 NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through June 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed decline in default rates. The national composite posted 1.02% in June, its lowest default rate in over 10 years of history. Auto and bank card saw their default rates...

2014-07-14 20:20:18

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celadon Group Inc. (NYSE: CGI) will replace Cbeyond Inc. (NASD: CBEY) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, July 17. Birch Communications Inc. is acquiring Cbeyond in a deal expected to be completed soon. Celadon Group provides transportation and logistics services. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global Industry Classification) Trucking Sub-Industry...

2014-07-03 12:24:16

NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announces treatment of CBS Corp. (NYSE:CBS) Split-off in S&P 500: -- CBS Corp. is offering to exchange shares of CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. (CBSO.NYSE) that are owned by CBS for outstanding shares of CBS Class B common stock. The exchange offer will expire at 12:00 midnight, NYC time, on July 9, 2014, unless the offer is extended or terminated. S&P DJI will not add the split-off...

2014-06-30 20:21:45

NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announces treatment of Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY) Split-off in S&P 500: -- Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY.N) has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Weyerhaeuser's homebuilding subsidiary will combine with a subsidiary of TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. (TPH.N) in a split-off exchange offer structured as a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The exchange offer will expire at 12:00...

2014-06-30 12:26:11

- Total U.S. Medical Costs continue to rise at a slower pace NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading global provider of financial market indices, announced today the results of the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices showing healthcare costs rose 3.5% in the 12 months ended February 2014 compared to the 4.9% rise for the 12 months ended February 2013. Medical costs - inpatient and outpatient hospitalization plus professional services - rose 3.1%...

2014-06-24 12:23:34

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through April 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller([1]) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show that the 10-City and 20-City Composites posted annual gains of 10.8%. This is a significantly lower rate when compared to last month. Nineteen of the 20 cities saw lower annual gains in April than in March. California (Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco) saw their returns...

2014-06-23 12:24:48

Launch broadens existing Factor-Based Index family NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Witnessing growth in alternatively-weighted strategies among all of its client segments, S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) announced today the launch of two comprehensive global factor index families: S&P Low Beta indices and S&P Intrinsic Value Weighted indices. These new index families are designed to serve as benchmarks or investable solutions that seek to reflect the respective...


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