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2014-04-15 20:22:15

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Repligen Corporation (NASD:RGEN) will replace Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NASD:HITK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, April 17. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Akorn Inc. (NASD:AKRX) is acquiring Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. in a deal expected to be completed soon. Repligen Corporation is a life sciences company focused on the development, production and commercialization of high-value consumable products used in...

2014-04-09 12:25:50

Dividend Rate Increases $17.8 Billion NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today that dividend net increases (increases less decreases) rose $17.8 billion during the first quarter of 2014 for U.S. domestic common stock compared to a $14.5 billion increase in the first quarter of 2013 - equating to a 22.9% quarter over quarter increase. 1,078 dividend increases were reported during the quarter, displacing the prior first quarter record of 1,069...

2014-03-31 12:28:48

-- Total U.S. Medical Costs Rising at a Slower Pace NEW YORK, March 31, 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 November 2013 compared to the 4.9% rise for the 12 months ended November 2012. Medical costs - inpatient and outpatient hospitalization plus professional services - rose 3.7% and...

2014-03-25 12:25:15

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through January 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, showed that the 10-City and 20-City Composites rose 13.5% and 13.2% year-over-year. Twelve cities and the 20-City Composite saw their annual rates worsen. The 10-City Composite showed a slight uptick in its index level but remained relatively unchanged. The 20-City Composite, a...

2014-03-24 12:24:18

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunt Capital Management, Inc., an independent registered investment advisory firm, has selected S&P Dow Jones Indices to be the custom calculation agent for six custom hybrid indices. Custom hybrid indices are client-owned, white label custom indices that use an S&P Dow Jones Indices index to screen for constituents and/or as an actual constituent of their index. According to Lunt Capital Management, their tactical, multi-asset and global...

2014-03-14 20:21:06

NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 100, S&P 500, MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices after the close of trading on Friday, March 21: -- S&P 500 constituent Biogen Idec Inc. (NASD:BIIB) will replace S&P 500 constituent American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP) in the S&P 100. Biogen Idec has a market capitalization above $80 billion and is more...

2014-03-11 20:21:39

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announces revised treatment of Google Inc. (NASD:GOOG) Class A and Class C in the S&P 500 and S&P 100 and related changes to methodology for the S&P 100, S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400, S&P Small Cap 600 and S&P TMI/CI indices: -- Google is establishing a new class of capital stock and is paying a dividend of one share of this new class of capital stock for each outstanding share of...

2014-02-28 12:25:46

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today the launch of forward 6- and 12-month versions of the S&P GSCI® and forward 3-, 6- and 12-month versions of the S&P GSCI Single Commodities index that apply Capped Component rules. Each of these indices is designed to measure commodity markets while seeking to reduce negative roll yield in times of contango. The 6- and 12-month forward versions of the S&P GSCI measure the S&P GSCI...

2014-02-24 20:23:15

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices today announced that it has made several changes to the S&P U.S. Indices methodology effective after the close of trading on March 21 to coincide with the March rebalance. After consulting with clients concerned with certain reporting requirements, expenses, and investment restrictions relating to business development companies (BDCs), S&P Dow Jones has decided to remove all identified BDCs from its U.S....

2014-02-24 20:23:12

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices after the close of trading on Friday, February 28: -- Knowles Corp. (NYSE:KNwi) will replace Apollo Investment Corp. (NASD:AINV) in the S&P MidCap 400. S&P 500 constituent Dover Corp. (NYSE:DOV) is spinning off Knowles to shareholders in a transaction expected to be effective after the close of...