BATS Global Markets, a leading operator of securities markets in the U.S. and Europe, today announced the results of the annual reconstitution of the BATS 1000®Index, a U.S. equities market benchmark, which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, July 2, 2012.
As a result of the reconstitution, a total of 30 companies will be replaced in the Index. Some of the companies being added to the Index include LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD), GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC), The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), Medivation, Inc. (MDVN), and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC).
The BATS 1000 Index, which marks its third anniversary on July 1, tracks the performance of 1,000 U.S. securities within 10 equally-weighted industry sectors. The BATS 1000 Index is rebalanced on an annual basis to assign an equal 10% weighting to each of its 10 sectors.“
Three years ago we set out to create a new U.S. equities market benchmark that would capture the overall mood and market disposition more effectively, and we’re excited about the track record of the BATS 1000 Index,” said Joe Ratterman, president and chief executive officer of BATS Global Markets. “The Index is designed to help investors gauge current market conditions and is a valuable measure of today’s U.S. equities market.”
The BATS 1000 Index is the only U.S. broad market indicator that is exchange-sponsored and primary listings neutral. Unlike indices generated by other exchanges, the BATS 1000 Index includes securities listed on more than one U.S. securities exchange.
Yesterday, the BATS 1000 Index closed at 14,963.66, up 4.0% year-to-date. For the same timeframe the S&P 500 Index was up 5.9%. The BATS 1000 Index was launched on July 1, 2009, with a base value of 10,000.
The BATS 1000 Index data is available via the Consolidated Tape System, the operating authority for exchange-listed securities information, enabling distribution of the data to the public via the Internet and other electronic media. BATS 1000 Index data can also be found via Yahoo! Finance (^BATSK), Reuters.com (.BATSK), Bloomberg.com (BATSK:IND), and StockCharts ($BATSK), among others.
The BATS 1000 Index and sub-indices are identified by the following ticker symbols:
|BATS 1000 Index||
|BATS Alternative Resources and Energy Sector Index||
|BATS Basic Materials Sector Index||
|BATS Business Services Sector Index||
|BATS Consumer Goods Sector Index||
|BATS Consumer Services Sector Index||
|BATS Financials Sector Index||
|BATS Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Sector Index||
|BATS Industrials and Manufacturing Sector Index||
|BATS Technology and Communications Sector Index||
|BATS Utilities Sector Index||
For more information about the BATS 1000 Index, please review the BATS 1000 Index Methodology