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Caesars Entertainment Set to Join S&P MidCap 400; Conn's and Dril-Quip to Join S&P SmallCap 600; "New" Fox Continues in S&P 500

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the open of trading on Monday, February 4:

  • Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR) will replace Dril-Quip Inc. (DRQ) in the S&P MidCap 400 and Dril-Quip will replace Essendant Inc. (ESND) in the S&P SmallCap 600. Staples Inc. is acquiring Essendant in a deal expected to close soon pending final conditions

  • Conn's Inc. (CONN) will replace Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESIO) in the S&P SmallCap 600. S&P MidCap 400 constituent MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) is acquiring Electro Scientific Industries in a deal expected to close on February 1 pending final approvals.

On a date to be announced, S&P 100 & 500 constituent Walt Disney Co (DIS) is to acquire S&P 100 & 500 constituent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASD: FOXA, FOX) one day after Twenty-First Century Fox completes a spin-off of a portfolio of its news, sports and broadcast businesses ("new" Fox). For index purposes, post the spin-off and merger transactions, "new" Fox, to be called Fox Corp., will be considered the surviving entity of Twenty-First Century Fox and will continue to be included in the S&P 500. An S&P 500 constituent to be named later will replace "new" Fox in the S&P 100 on a date to be announced.

Caesars Entertainment provides casino-entertainment and hospitality services. Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 (Global Industry Classification Standard) GICS Casinos & Gaming Sub-Industry index.

Conn's operates as a specialty retailer of durable consumer goods and related services. Headquartered in The Woodlands, TX, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Computer & Electronics Retail Sub-Industry index.

Dril-Quip designs, manufactures, sells, and services onshore and offshore drilling and production equipment. Headquartered in Houston, TX, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX – February 4, 2019


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Caesars

Entertainment

Consumer Discretionary

Casinos & Gaming

DELETED

Dril-Quip

Energy

Oil & Gas Equipment &

Services

 

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – February 4, 2019


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Dril-Quip

Energy

Oil & Gas Equipment &

Services


Conn's

Consumer Discretionary

Computer & Electronics

Retail

DELETED

Essendant

Industrials

Office Services &

Supplies


Electro Scientific

Industries

Information Technology

Electronic Equipment &

Instruments

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