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NEW YORK (AP) -- Equipment rental company United Rentals Inc. and hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. are being added to the Standard & Poor's 500 index, S&P 500 Dow Jones Indices said Friday.
Both companies have market capitalizations above $11 billion. They are replacing in the S&P 500 Graham Holdings Co., an education and media company, and coal mining company Peabody Energy Corp., which are moving into the S&P MidCap 400. Graham and Peabody have market capitalizations between $3.5 billion and $4.5 billion.
United Rentals and Universal Health had been in the S&P MidCap 400.
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The investment professionals at Goldman Sachs are alerting clients that "equities do not look attractive."
“We downgrade equities to Neutral over 12 months on growth and valuation concerns,” said the team led by Christian Mueller-Glissman.
Neither of these concerns are new. Not only has earnings growth been negative, but long-term expectations for earnings growth have been lackluster. And valuations have been elevated. According to FactSet, the forward 12-month price-earnings (P/E) ratio is 16.6, which is well above the 5-year average of 14.5 and the 10-year average of 14.3.
All of this is in the context of what they expect to be a rising dollar environment.
For Goldman, the timing of the call was in response to the recent swing in the market. They specifically cited "the rebound from the trough on February 11" and "the S&P 500 (^GSPC) at the upper end of its recent range."