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Stock index

Stock Index

A group of stocks put together in a standardized way to provide a useful window into a sector or market's performance at a glance. That is, a stock index groups together a certain list of stocks and usually takes an average of their prices so as to provide an idea of how the industry or market represented in the stock index is doing. Very often, stock indices are weighted to prevent a few data points from overwhelming it. For example, the S&P 500 is weighted according to market capitalization, while the DJIA is weighted for price.

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The results of the February 2007 Quarterly Index Review for the MSCI Standard Index Series, the MSCI Small Cap Index Series, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Index Series, the MSCI Pan-Euro and Euro Indices, the MSCI US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Index Series and the MSCI China A Value and Growth Indices have also been posted on MSCI Barra's web site at www.
For the MSCI US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI KOKUNAI Japan Equity Indices, the MSCI China A Index, the MSCI China A Value and Growth Index Series and the MSCI High Dividend Yield Indices, a summary of the announcement will be made available at www.
GENEVA -- On August 17, 2006, MSCI Barra, a leading provider of benchmark indices and risk management analytics products, will announce the results of the August 2006 Quarterly Index Review for the MSCI Standard Index Series, the MSCI Small Cap Index Series, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Index Series, the Pan-Euro and Euro Indices, the MSCI KOKUNAI Japan Equity Indices, the MSCI US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT index as well as the MSCI China A Index and the MSCI China A Value and Growth Index Series.
We are very pleased with Sempra Energy's decision to expand its use of the MSCI US Equity Indices to its Nuclear Decommissioning Fund," said Ken O'Keeffe, Executive Director at MSCI Barra.
The results of the May 2006 Annual Full Country Index Review for the MSCI Standard Index Series, MSCI Pan-Euro and Euro Indices and the MSCI China A Index, as well as the Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Small Cap Index Series, the MSCI US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT Index and the MSCI Kokunai Japan Equity Indices have also been posted on MSCI's web site at www.
The results of the May 2006 Annual Full Country Index Review for the MSCI Standard Index Series, the MSCI Pan-Euro and Euro Indices and the MSCI GDP Index series, and the Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Small Cap Index Series, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Index Series, the MSCI KOKUNAI Japan Equity Indices, the MSCI US Equity Indices as well as the MSCI US REIT Index have also been posted on MSCI's web site at www.
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