Question: Where can I find constituent lists for the S&P indices?
In finance, an index typically refers to a statistical measure of change in a securities market. In the case of financial markets, stock and bond market indices consist of a hypothetical portfolio of securities representing a particular market or a segment of it. Each index related to the stock and bond markets has its own calculation methodology.
The Standard & Poor's 500 is one of the best-known indices and one of the commonly used benchmarks for the stock market.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Industry Information section for links to useful resources including the following suggested resources:
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage: The home screen will provide overview information. Under the S&P 500 Index tab, you will find profile information. The S&P Outlook tab will provide reports. The Quick Screener tab will provide tabs for searching by indices that can be further refined by industry and company data.
Hoovers: Provides rankings data for an individual company, including their S&P rankings. It also provides a link to the S&P website.
You may also want to go directly to the S&P website, S&P Indices, and search for constituent for the lists available.