In its recent announcement on projected changes for the Russell US Indexes at this year’s Russell Reconstitution, FTSE Russell highlighted that recent IPOs Uber (UBER), Lyft (LYFT) and direct listing Spotify (SPOT) are among a list of notable new market entrants expected to directly enter the US large-cap Russell 1000® Index at this year’s Russell US Indexes Reconstitution.
In fact, four IPOs are expected to enter the Russell 1000 Index this year, including Uber, Lyft, Beyond Meat (BYND) and Pager Duty (PD), while 27 recent IPOs are expected to join the US small-cap Russell 2000® Index. Spotify, which went public via a direct listing in 2018, is now eligible for inclusion in the Russell US Indexes as it meets the free float requirement.
Catherine Yoshimoto, Director, Product Management, FTSE Russell:
“For newly public companies, meeting requirements for inclusion in the Russell US Indexes is considered a very important step. Entering the Russell US Indexes means that a company is recognized by the leading US equity benchmarks followed by approximately $9 trillion in passive and actively managed investment assets. Congratulations to all the new companies, both large and small, expected to enter the Russell US Indexes at this year’s rebalance.”
FTSE Russell’s annual Russell US Index Reconstitution will conclude at the close of the US equity markets on Friday, June 28. For more information on the Russell Reconstitution, go to the FTSE Russell website.
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