Overview of S&P 500 Index

S&P 500 Index Components

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks from a broad range of industries. The component stocks are weighted according to the total market value of their outstanding shares.

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Information on the S&P 500 Stock Index

The S&P 500® Index is widely regarded as the best and most followed single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. More than $7 trillion is benchmarked to the index, with indexed assets comprising approximately about $2 trillion of this total. The index is capitalization-weighted and includes 500 leading companies and captures approximately 80% coverage of available market capitalization. The S&P 500 index components and their weightings are determined and maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices.