Dollar General Set to Join the S&P 500
NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) will
replace Cooper Industries plc (NYSE:CBE) in the S&P 500 after the close of
trading on Friday, November 30. S&P 500 constituent Eaton Corp. (NYSE:ETN) is
acquiring Cooper Industries in a deal expected to be completed on or about
that date pending final approvals.
Dollar General operates as a discount retailer. Headquartered in
Goodlettsville, TN, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global
Industry Classification Standard) General Merchandise Stores Sub-Industry
Following is a summary of the change:
S&P 500 INDEX – November 30, 2012
COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
ADDED Dollar General Consumer Discretionary General Merchandise Stores
DELETED Cooper Industries Industrials Electrical Components &
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