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IPG Photonics Set to Join S&P 500; ALLETE and LendingTree to Join S&P MidCap 400; New York Mortgage Trust, Global Net Lease and Finisar to Join S&P SmallCap 600

NEW YORK, March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600:

  • S&P MidCap 400 constituent IPG Photonics Corp. (IPGP) will replace Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI) in the S&P 500, S&P SmallCap 600 constituent ALLETE Inc. (ALE) will replace IPG Photonics in the S&P MidCap 400, and New York Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYMT) will replace ALLETE in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the open of trading on Wednesday, March 7. S&P 500 constituent Discovery Communications Inc. (NASD: DISCK, DISCA) is acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals.

  • S&P SmallCap 600 constituent LendingTree Inc. (TREE) will replace Bioverativ Inc. (BIVV) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Finisar Corp. (FNSR) will replace LendingTree in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the open of trading on Thursday, March 8. Sanofi is acquiring Bioverativ in a tender offer expected to expire on or about that date pending final conditions.

  • Global Net Lease Inc. (GNL) will replace GCI Liberty Inc. (GNCMA) in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the open of trading on Friday, March 9. Liberty Interactive Corp., through its Liberty Ventures common stock (LVNTA), is acquiring GCI Liberty in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final conditions.

IPG Photonics develops and manufactures a range of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and diode lasers used in various applications primarily in materials processing.  Headquartered in Oxford, MA, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Electronic Manufacturing Services Sub-Industry index.

ALLETE is an energy company that generates electricity from coal-fired, natural gas-fired, biomass co-fired, hydroelectric, wind, solar, and other sources.  Headquartered in Duluth, MN, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Electric Utilities Sub-Industry index.

New York Mortgage Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), acquires, invests in, finances, and manages mortgage-related and residential housing-related, and financial assets.  Headquartered in New York, NY, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Mortgage REITs Sub-Industry index.

LendingTree operates an online loan marketplace for consumers seeking loans and other credit-based offerings. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Sub-Industry index.

Finisar provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Communications Equipment Sub-Industry index.

Global Net Lease is a REIT focused on acquiring a diversified global portfolio of commercial properties. Headquartered in New York, NY, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Diversified REITs Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P 500 INDEX – March 7, 2018


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

IPG Photonics

Information Technology

Electronic
Manufacturing Services

DELETED

Scripps
Networks
Interactive

Consumer Discretionary

Broadcasting

 

S&P MidCap 400 INDEX – March 7, 2018


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

ALLETE

Utilities

Electric Utilities

DELETED

IPG Photonics

Information Technology

Electronic Manufacturing
Services

 

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – March 7, 2018


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

New York
Mortgage Trust

Financials

Mortgage REITs

DELETED

ALLETE

Utilities

Electric Utilities

 

S&P MidCap 400 INDEX – March 8, 2018


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

LendingTree

Financials

Thrifts & Mortgage
Finance

DELETED

Bioverativ

Health Care

Biotechnology

 

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – March 8, 2018


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Finisar

Information Technology

Communications
Equipment

DELETED

LendingTree

Financials

Thrifts & Mortgage
Finance

 

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – March 9, 2018


COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Global Net
Lease

Real Estate

Diversified REITs

DELETED

GCI Liberty

Telecommunications

Integrated
Telecommunication
Services

 

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