The impending split of the shares of Applethe company with the highest market capitalization in the world, which from September will divide their current actions in four new titles, has led to an earthquake in the weighting of the selective Dow Jones of Industrial, which has responded with its biggest renovation since 2013, including the expulsion of the oil company Exxon Mobilthat was part of the same since 1928.
In addition to Exxon Mobil, who will be replaced in the Dow Jones Industrial by the software firm business Salesforce.comalso leave the selection of the New York Stock exchange from the 31st of August, the titles of the pharmaceutical Pfizer, replaced by the biotech Amgen, as well as the contractor’s aircraft Raytheon, which will be replaced by the actions of the industrial group Honeywell.
“The changes in the index were caused by Apple’s decision to split its shares on a ratio of 4 to 1, which will reduce the weighting of the index in the sector of information technology,” explained S&P Dow Jones Indices, stressing that the changes will help to “compensate for that reduction,” as well as “diversify the index by eliminating the overlap between companies of a similar scope, by adding new types of businesses that better reflect the u.s. economy”.
It is the largest renovation of the Dow Jones Industrial since 2013, when they left the selective Alcoa, Bank of America and HP, that were replaced then with the actions of Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa.
Among the changes are more eye-catching, stands out the output of Exxon Mobil, which formed part of the selective from that in 1928 happened to be formed by 30 companies. Until 1976, the company’s worth in the selective and Standard Oil of New Jersey.
In fact, the oil was the component most veteran among the current members of the Dow Jones Industrial, as in 2018 were expelled from the index to the titles of General Electric, replaced by the Walgreens Boots.