Connect with us

darrens web page full of stuff to help people in health wealth & life in general

darrens web page full of stuff to help people in health wealth & life in general

Dow Jones Industrial Average ditches Exxon, adds tech names in biggest overhaul since 2013


Donald Trump

Dow Jones Industrial Average ditches Exxon, adds tech names in biggest overhaul since 2013

Carlos Jasso/Reuters The Dow Jones industrial average will ditch a long-standing energy giant and tilt further toward tech stocks in its biggest shakeup since 2013. The 30-stock index will replace Exxon Mobil, Raytheon, and Pfizer with Salesforce, Amgen, and Honeywell, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced Monday. The shift was prompted by Apple’s 4-for-1 stock split.…

Dow Jones Industrial Average ditches Exxon, adds tech names in biggest overhaul since 2013

Exxon Mobil gas stationCarlos Jasso/Reuters


After lagging behind its more tech-exposed peers throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Dow Jones industrial average is finally playing catch-up.

S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Monday afternoon that it would kick Exxon Mobil, Raytheon, and Pfizer out of the benchmark index, replaced by Salesforce, Amgen, and Honeywell. The changes are set to take effect when the market opens on August 31.

The shift was prompted by Apple’s 4-for-1 stock split, set to take effect on Friday after the closing bell. The tech giant comprises 12% of the Dow, but its split will reduce its influence on the price-weighted index. The addition of tech names will “help offset that reduction,” S&P Dow Jones Indices said in a press release.

Read more: US investing champion David Ryan famously garnered a compounded return of 1,379% in just 3 years. Here is the 11-part criteria he uses to find the next big winner.

“They also help diversify the index by removing overlap between companies of similar scope and adding new types of businesses that better reflect the American economy,” the company said.

The changes won’t alter the Dow’s level, as the divisor used to calculate members’ prices will be changed before the August 31 open. The index closed at 28,308.46 on Monday, down roughly 0.5% year-to-date.

While the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite reached record highs on Monday, the Dow remained about 4.4% from its own peak. The index’s industrial lean has kept it from reaping the benefits of tech stocks’ weeks-long rally.

The changes mark the Dow’s biggest shakeup since 2013, when the index dumped Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, and Alcoa for Goldman Sachs, Nike, and Visa.

Read more: GOLDMAN SACHS: The stocks most loved by hedge funds have smashed the market this year. Here are 15 stocks those investors flooded into last quarter.

The shift also ends Exxon’s reign as the index’s longest-serving component. The company was the largest US firm by market cap as recently as 2011 but has slumped in recent years amid a shift in interest from commodities to tech stocks.

Stocks of the companies in the latest overhaul began trading on the news before Tuesday’s open. Exxon sank as much as 1.2% in early trading, while Raytheon and Pfizer fell 1.4% and 1%. Salesforce gained 2.5%, Honeywell jumped 3.5%, and Amgen climbed 4%.

Judging by Monday’s close, UnitedHealth Group should take Apple’s spot as the Dow’s largest member, followed by Home Depot and Amgen.

Now read more markets coverage from Markets Insider and Business Insider:

Real Life. Real News. Real Voices

Help us tell more of the stories that matter

Become a founding member

UBS analyzed how 900 stocks perform on positive COVID-19 vaccine news days — and concluded that these 17 are poised to jump at least 9% on the next cycle of encouraging headlines

80% of economists see a chance of a double-dip recession, survey finds

Apple still not as expensive as rivals even with $2 trillion market cap, Morgan Stanley says

DJIAMarkets Insider

Subscribe to the newsletter news

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Top stories

Facebook

To Top
%d bloggers like this: