Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices PR Newswire NEW YORK, Jan. 14 NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Landstar System Inc. (Nasdaq: LSTR) will replace Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (Nasdaq: PSUN) in the S&P MidCap 400, and American Science and Engineering Inc. (Nasdaq: ASEI) will replace Landstar System in the S&P SmallCap 600, after the close of trading on Friday, January 16. On the same date, S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Immucor Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD) will replace Furniture Brands International Inc. (NYSE: FBN) in the S&P MidCap 400, and AeroVironment Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAV) will replace Immucor in the S&P SmallCap 600. As of today's close of trading, Pacific Sunwear and Furniture Brands had market capitalizations of approximately $74 million and $109 million respectively, whereas the minimum market capitalization needed for admission to the S&P MidCap 400 index is currently $750 million. -- Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: BRLI) will replace Mentor Corp. (NYSE: MNT) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on a date to be announced. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is acquiring Mentor in a transaction expected to be completed soon, pending final approvals. Standard & Poor's will monitor these transactions, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com. Landstar System is a provider of transportation capacity and logistics services. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Trucking Sub-Industry index. American Science and Engineering develops, manufactures, markets, and sells X-ray and other inspection equipment. Headquartered in Billerica, MA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Aerospace & Defense Sub-Industry index. Immucor provides automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry. Headquartered in Norcross, GA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Health Care Supplies Sub-Industry index. AeroVironment designs, develops, produces and supports a portfolio of small unmanned aircraft systems, and fast-charge systems for electric industrial vehicle batteries. Headquartered in Monrovia, CA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Aerospace & Defense Sub-Industry index. Bio-Reference Laboratories is an independent regional clinical laboratory. Headquartered in Elmwood Park, NJ, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Health Care Services Sub-Industry index. Following is a summary of the changes: S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX - January 16, 2009 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC GICS SECTOR SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Landstar System Industrials Trucking Immucor Health Care Health Care Supplies DELETED Pacific Sunwear of Consumer Apparel Retail California Discretionary Furniture Brands Consumer Home Discretionary Furnishings S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - January 16, 2009 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC GICS SECTOR SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED American Science & Industrials Aerospace & Defense Engineering AeroVironment Industrials Aerospace & Defense DELETED Landstar System Industrials Trucking Immucor Health Care Health Care Supplies S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - TBA COMPANY GICS GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED Bio-Reference Health Care Health Care Laboratories Services DELETED Mentor Health Care Health Care Equipment Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned. 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Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices
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