June 16, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announces the following changes in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices at the 2018 mid‐year index rebalance.
A revision of the S&P SL 20 methodology in March 2017 established the practice of a semiannual rebalance of the index (previously conducted annually).
The rebalance of the index now takes place during the months of June and December each year. The revision also established the inclusion of non‐voting ordinary shares listed by the respective companies of the S&P SL 20 Index, provided that such shares meet relevant liquidity requirements.
The exclusions and inclusions as announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices, effective from 18 June 2018 (after the market close of 14 June 2018) are presented below in alphabetical order.
The S&P SL 20 index includes the 20 largest companies, by total market capitalization, listed on the
CSE that meet minimum size, liquidity and financial viability thresholds. The constituents are
weighted by float-adjusted market capitalization, subject to a single stock cap of 15%, which is
employed to reduce single stock concentration.
The S&P SL 20 index has been designed in accordance with international practices and standards.
All stocks are classified according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which was co-developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI and is widely used by market participants
throughout the world.
To be eligible for inclusion, a stock must have a minimum float-adjusted market capitalization of
500 million Sri Lankan rupees (Rs), a six-month median daily value traded of Rs 0.5 million, have
been traded at least 10 days of each month for the three months prior to the rebalancing reference
date, and have positive net income over the 12 months prior to the rebalancing reference date.
For information, including the complete methodology, please visit: www.spindices.com
Effective from 18 June 2018 the stocks in the S&P Sri Lanka 20 in alphabetical order are as follows.