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What’s New with the Nasdaq-100? .

The Nasdaq-100 is one of the world’s preeminent large cap growth indexes. Each year, the renowned index undergoes an evaluation and, with that, some securities may get added while others may get removed.

What’s New with the Nasdaq-100?

By Efram Slen / Product Development Manager, Nasdaq Global Information Services

It’s a coveted spot for the top securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange: the Nasdaq-100. The index comprises 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the exchange (based on market capitalization). With a market cap of more than $5.2 Trillion as of year-end 2015, the NDX has become one of the world’s preeminent large-cap growth indexes.

The Nasdaq-100 annual evaluation goes into effect after the close of trading on the third Friday of each December. This year, there were seven issuer additions and seven issuer deletions*. The largest of the additions was T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS). The largest of the deletions was Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR). For all additions and deletions associated with the 2015 annual evaluation, see below.

ADDITIONS

Ticker

Company Name

Net Weight Change %

ICB Industry

1

TMUS

T-Mobile US, Inc.

0.595

Telecommunications

2

CTRP

Ctrip.com International Ltd.

0.292

Consumer Services

3

EXPE

Expedia, Inc.

0.283

Consumer Services

4

ENDP

Endo International Plc

0.266

Health Care

5

NCLH

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

0.251

Consumer Services

6

ULTA

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.

0.228

Consumer Services

7

MXIM

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

0.204

Technology

DELETIONS

Ticker

Company Name

Net Weight Change %

ICB Industry

1

GMCR

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

-0.263

Consumer Goods

2

CHRW

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

-0.171

Industrials

3

EXPD

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

-0.165

Industrials

4

GRMN

Garmin Ltd.

-0.13

Technology

5

WYNN

Wynn Resorts Ltd.

-0.124

Consumer Services

6

SPLS

Staples, Inc.

-0.117

Consumer Services

7

VIP

VimpelCom Ltd.

-0.111

Telecommunications


Outside of the annual evaluation, the Nasdaq-100 may have periodic replacements throughout the year due to corporate actions, an event initiated by a public company that affects the securities (e.g., stock splits, dividends, mergers and acquisitions, rights issues and spin offs). In 2015, there were six such occurrences that occurred over the course of the year**. The six periodic additions and replacements are listed below:

ADDITIONS

Ticker

Company Name

ICB Industry

1

PYPL

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Industrials

2

INCY

Incyte Corp.

Health Care

3

SWKS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Technology

4

JD

JD.com, Inc.

Consumer Services

5

BMRN

BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Health Care

6

WBA

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Consumer Services

DELETIONS

Ticker

Company Name

ICB Industry

1

BRCM

Broadcom Corp.

Technology

2

ALTR

Altera Corp.

Technology

3

SIAL

Sigma-Aldrich Corp.

Basic Materials

4

DTV

DIRECTV

Consumer Services

5

CTRX

Catamaran Corp.

Technology

6

EQIX

Equinix, Inc.

Financials


2015 was another solid year from a performance perspective for the Nasdaq-100. Possibly more important is the outperformance with respect to the S&P 500. Dating back to 2007, the Nasdaq-100 has outperformed the S&P 500 each year other than 2008 from as little as 2.7% (2011) to as much as 30% (2009). The trend looks to continue through 2015 with outperformance in excess of 9% through the end of December. Volatility is slightly higher in the Nasdaq-100 vs the S&P 500 with current figures standing at 17.86% (for the Nasdaq-100) vs. 15.49% (for the S&P 500). In addition to the strong price appreciation this year, the Nasdaq-100 is currently yielding 1.21%***.


Price Return***


Annualized Volatility***


Nasdaq

S&P


Nasdaq

S&P


100

500


100

500

2015

8.43%

-0.73%


17.86%

15.49%

2014

17.94%

11.39%


14.06%

11.37%

2013

34.99%

29.60%


12.36%

11.07%

2012

16.82%

13.41%


15.47%

12.77%

2011

2.70%

0.00%


23.80%

23.27%

2010

19.22%

12.78%


19.48%

18.05%

2009

53.54%

23.45%


26.48%

27.27%

2008

-41.89%

-38.49%


42.30%

40.97%

2007

18.67%

3.53%


18.67%

15.99%


Nasdaq 100 Blog Chart January 2016

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Nasdaq® is a registered trademark of Nasdaq, Inc. The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither Nasdaq, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding Nasdaq-listed companies or Nasdaq proprietary indexes are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED. © 2016. Nasdaq, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

*In addition to the 7 issuer deletions, there were an additional two issue deletions as of the evaluation. LILAK and LILA did not meet the minimum eligible liquidity criteria for inclusion, but the parent company Liberty Global Plc maintained its eligibility with two separate issues (LBTYA and LBTYK) and is still in the index. 

**LILAK and LILA were added to the Nasdaq-100 as additional issues of Liberty Global Plc when they were issued to current holders of Liberty Global Plc as a spin-off. 

***Price return, yield and annualized volatility data calculated with data through the end of December 2015.

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