IHS Markit to Join S&P 500

NEW YORK — IHS Markit will join the prestigious S&P 500 Index in June.

IHS Markit provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for various industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. Headquartered in London, UK, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Research & Consulting Services Sub-Industry index.

S&P Dow Jones Indices plans to make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices:

  • IHS Markit Ltd. (NASD:INFO) will replace TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) in the S&P 500, TEGNA and Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) will replace J.C. Penney Company Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) respectively in the S&P MidCap 400, and J.C. Penney and TIME will replace Tuesday Morning Corp. (NASD:TUES) and Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. (NYSE: HOS) respectively in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the open on Friday, June 2. TEGNA is spinning off Cars.com in a transaction expected to be completed prior to the open on Thursday, June 1, pending final conditions. Post the spin-off transaction, TEGNA’s market capitalization will be more representative of the mid-cap market space. J.C. Penney and TIME are ranked near the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400 and no longer representative of the mid-cap market space. Tuesday Morning and Hornbeck Offshore Services are ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600 and no longer representative of the small-cap market space.
  • Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IRT) will replace Ultratech Inc. (NASD: UTEK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the open on Tuesday, May 30. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASD: VECO) is acquiring Ultratech in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final conditions.
  • S&P 500 constituent Yahoo! Inc. (NASD: YHOO) is expected to convert to a publicly traded, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, following the expected sale of its operational business to S&P 100 & 500 constituent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) in mid-June. Yahoo! will therefore be ineligible for continued inclusion in the S&P 500 following the sale. To take advantage of the expected increased liquidity surrounding the quarterly rebalance, S&P Dow Jones Indices will remove Yahoo! from the S&P 500 effective at the open on Monday, June 19 to coincide with the June 2017 rebalance. A replacement candidate will be announced at a later date with sufficient notice to clients.

TEGNA engages in media and digital businesses. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Broadcasting Sub-Industry index.

Cars.com operates an online portal that offers information from experts and consumers to help research, price, and find new and used cars, as well as information around service and repair for car shoppers and owners. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Internet Software & Services Sub-Industry index

J. C. Penney Company sells merchandise through department stores. Headquartered in Plano, TX, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Department Stores Sub-Industry index.

Time operates as a multi-platform media and content company. Headquartered in New York, NY, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Publishing Sub-Industry index.