NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced the results of the annual reconstitution of the Nasdaq-100 Index® (Nasdaq: NDX), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 20, 2021.
The following six companies will be added to the Index: Airbnb, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABNB), Fortinet, Inc. (Nasdaq: FTNT), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: PANW), Lucid Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCID), Zscaler, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZS), Datadog, Inc. (Nasdaq: DDOG).
The Nasdaq-100 Index® is composed of the 100 largest non-financial companies listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market and dates to January 1985 when it was launched along with the Nasdaq Financial-100 Index, which is comprised of the 100 largest financial stocks on Nasdaq. These indexes act as benchmarks for financial products such as options, futures, and funds. The Nasdaq-100 Index® is reconstituted each year in December, timed to coincide with the quadruple witch expiration Friday of the quarter.
The Nasdaq-100 Index® is the basis of the Invesco QQQ Trust (Nasdaq: QQQ) which aims to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond with the Nasdaq-100 Index® performance. In addition, options, futures and structured products based on the Nasdaq-100 Index® and the Invesco QQQ Trust trade on various exchanges.
As a result of the reconstitution, the following six companies will be removed from the Index: CDW Corporation (Nasdaq: CDW), Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA/FOX), Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), Trip.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: TCOM), Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY).
For information about the six companies to be added to the Nasdaq-100 Index®, please visit the following respective company websites:
- Airbnb, Inc. – https://www.airbnb.com/
- Fortinet, Inc. – https://www.fortinet.com/
- Palo Alto Networks, Inc. – https://www.paloaltonetworks.
- Lucid Group, Inc. – https://www.lucidmotors.com/
- Zscaler, Inc. – https://www.zscaler.com/
- Datadog, Inc. – https://www.datadoghq.com/
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