Standard and Poor's 500 (S&P 500) gets changes all the time. Stocks are removed and others added for example.  Below is a list of these changes in chronological order.  Typical reasons for changes are acquisitions, or trying to keep the index up with the times as companies grow, shrink, split off other companies, or fail to perform.  This of course directly impacts something like the ETF with symbol of SPY.  The index follows 500 companies but can actually be tracking and investing into more than 500 security symbols at any time depending on company actions.  As of March 2015, there are 500 companies and 502 symbols tracked by the S&P 500 and based on January 2015 statement, it is expected that 505 symbols will be tracked in September 2015.  Please make sure to review our content policy at the bottom of this website page. Add this site now to your Bookmarks or Favorites, as it gets updated regularly.

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List Of Official Changes To Companies/Securities/Stocks
That Make The Standard and Poor's 500 Index. 
Plus Approximate Market Capitalization Changes.

  Added Removed    
Date Ticker Symbol
Security Ticker Symbol
Security Reason +/- Cap
(Rough)
1-Feb-16 FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust BRCM Broadcom Corp. Avago Technologies Ltd. (AVGO) acquired Broadcom Corp. +10.45B
18-Jan-16 EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. CB The Chubb Corp. ACE Ltd. acquired Chubb Corp. +11.05B
5-Jan-16 WLTW Willis Towers Watson plc FOSL Fossil Group Inc. WSH & TW merger & new WLTW symbol; FSOL market cap. +19.40B
29-Dec-15 CHD Church & Dwight Co. ALTR Altera Corp. Altra Corp. aquired by Intel Corp. +11.31B
1-Dec-15     CSC Computer Sciences Corp. Market cap of CSC after spin off of CSRA. -1.17B
30-Nov-15 CSRA CSRA Inc.     CSRA Inc. Spin off from Computer Sciences Corp. 0.00
19-Nov-15 ILMN Illumina Inc. SIAL Sigma-Aldrich Corp. Merck KGaA is acquiring Sigma-Aldrich. +8.73B
18-Nov-15 SYF Synchrony Financial GNW Genworth Financial Inc. GE split off SYF (85% holding); and market cap of GNW. +3.83B
11-Nov-15     FCPT Four Corners Property Trust Inc. Market Cap; Spin off from Darden Restaurants Inc. -0.90B
10-Nov-15 FCPT Four Corners Property Trust Inc.     1 Day listing only. FCPT Spin off from DRI. 0.00
3-Nov-15     HCBK Hudson City Bancorp Inc. Hudson City Bancorp acqrd. by M&T Bank Corp 0.00
2-Nov-15 HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.     HPE Spin off from HPQ. 0.00
8-Oct-15 VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc. JOY Joy Global Market cap of Verisk is better for S&P 500. +11.00B
3-Sep-15 UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. HSP Hospira, Inc. Hospira acquired by Pfizer Inc. +21.47B
9-Jul-15 AAP Advance Auto Parts Inc. FDO Family Dollar Stores Inc. Dollar Tree Inc. acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc. +11.96B
31-Aug-15 ATVI Activision Blizzard PLL Pall Corp Danaher Corp acquired Pall Corp +21.25B
29-Jul-15 SIG Signet Jewelers Limited DTV DIRECTV AT&T Inc. acquired DIRECTV. +9.60B
20-Jul-15 PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc. NE Noble Corporation plc Ebay spins off PayPal. Market Cap. eval. -3.64B
2-Jul-15 CPGX-WI Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. ATI Allegheny Technologies Inc. NiSource spins off Columbia Pipeline G. and Market Cap. +6.59B
1-Jul-15 JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. TEG Integrys Energy Group Inc. 3rd Party acquisition of Integrys Energy Group. +4.10B
1-Jul-15 BXLT Baxalta Inc. QEP QEP Resources Inc. Baxter International spins off Baxalta -3.03B
12-Jun-15 QRVO Qorvo Inc. LO Lorillard Inc. 3rd party acquisition of Lorillard Inc. +13.63B
7-Apr-15 O Realty
Income Corp.
WIN Windstream Holdings Market Cap Change. 3rd party asset purch. of WIN. +7.11B
23-Mar-15 AAL American Airlines Group AGN Allergan Actavis plc acquires Allergan. -33.32B
23-Mar-15 HBI Hanesbrands Inc. AVP Avon Products Inc. Company Cap Changes & Index Swaps. +10.15B
23-Mar-15 SLG SL Green Realty Corp. NBR Nabors Industries Ltd. Company Cap Changes & Index Swaps. +8.22B
23-Mar-15 EQIX Equinix Inc. DNR Denbury Resources Inc. Company Cap Changes & Index Swaps. +10.29B
18-Mar-15 HSIC Henry Schein Inc. CFN Carefusion Corp. Dickinson and Company acquires Carefusion. +11.9B
12-Mar-15 SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. PETM PetSmart Inc. BC Partners Inc. acquires PetSmart. +10.61B
27-Jan-15 HCA HCA Holdings Inc. SWY Safeway Inc. Cerberus Capital Management L.P. acquires Safeway Inc. +21.67B
27-Jan-15 ENDP Endo International plc COV Covidien plc Medtronic Inc. acquires Covidien plc +12.20B
5-Dec-14 RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. BMS Bemis Company Inc. Market Cap. and 3rd Party Acquisition +13.34B
5-Nov-14 LVLT Level 3 Communications Inc. JBL Jabil Circuit Acquisition and Market Cap. +7.23B
22-Sep-14 UHS Universal Health Services Inc. BTU Peabody Energy Corp. Market cap changes +7.75B
22-Sep-14 URI United Rentals Inc. GHC Graham Holdings Co. Market cap changes +6.96B
18-Aug-14 MNK Mallinckrodt Plc RDC Rowan Companies Plc Market cap changes +0.53B
6-Aug-14 DISCK Discovery Communications     Class C share distribution  
2-Jul-14 MLM Martin Marietta Materials X United States Steel Corporation Market capitalization changes  
1-Jul-14 AMG Affiliated Managers Group Inc FRX Forest Laboratories Actavis acquires Forrest Laboratories  
20-Jun-14 XEC Cimarex Energy IGT International Game Technology Market capitalization changes  
8-May-14 AVGO Avago Technologies LSI LSI Corporation Avago acquires LSI  
1-May-14 UA Under Armour BEAM Beam Inc. Beam acquired by Suntory  
1-May-14 NAVI Navient SLM SLM Corporation Navient Spun off from SLM  
3-Apr-14 GOOGL Google Inc.     Google Class C share distribution  
2-Apr-14 ESS Essex Property Trust Inc CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Market capitalization changes  
21-Mar-14 GMCR Keurig Green Mountain WPX WPX Energy Inc Market capitalization changes  
24-Jan-14 TSCO Tractor Supply Company LIFE Life Technologies Life Technologies acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc  
21-Dec-13 ADS Alliance Data Systems ANF Abercrombie & Fitch Market capitalization changes  
MHK Mohawk Industries JDSU JDS Uniphase  
FB Facebook TER Teradyne  
10-Dec-13 GGP General Growth Properties Inc. MOLX Molex Inc. MOLX acquired by Koch Industries  
2-Dec-13 ALLE Allegion JCP J.C. Penney Allegion spun off by Ingersoll Rand  
13-Nov-13 KORS Michael Kors NYX NYSE Euronext ICE Exchange acquired NYSE Euronext  
21-Oct-13 RIG Transocean DELL Dell, Inc. Dell acquired by private equity consortium  
20-Sep-13 VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals AMD Advanced Micro Devices Market capitalization changes  
AME Ametek SAIC SAIC  
10-Sep-13 DAL Delta Airlines BMC BMC Software BMC taken private by consortium  
8-Jul-13 NLSN Nielsen Holdings S Sprint Nextel Corp. Softbank consortium purchase results in public float below 50%  
28-Jun-13 FOXA 21st Century Fox APOL Apollo Group Inc. Apollo Group's market cap more representative of a mid-cap  
21-Jun-13 ZTS Zoetis FHN First Horizon Zoetis spun off by Pfizer  
6-Jun-13 GM General Motors HNZ H. J. Heinz Company HNZ acquired by consortium  
23-May-13 KSU Kansas City Southern DF Dean Foods DF too small after spinoff of White Wave Foods  
8-May-13 MAC Macerich CVH Coventry Health Care Acquired by Aetna (AET)  
30-Apr-13 REGN Regeneron PCS MetroPCS A majority of MetroPCS was acquired by T-Mobile  
15-Feb-13 PVH PVH Corp. BIG Big Lots Inc. Market capitalization changes  
31-Dec-12 ABBV AbbVie FII Federated Investors ABBV spun off from Abbott Labs (ABT)  
21-Dec-12 DLPH Delphi Automotive TIE Titanium Metals TIE acquired by Precision Cast Parts (PCP)  
11-Dec-12 GRMN Garmin Ltd. RRD R.R. Donnelley Market capitalization changes  
3-Dec-12 DG Dollar General CBE Cooper Industries Acquired by Eaton Corp. (ETN)  
10-Oct-12 PETM PetSmart, Inc. SUN Sunoco Inc. Acquired by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)  
2-Oct-12 KRFT Kraft Foods Group ANR Alpha Natural Resources Kraft split into two companies  
1-Oct-12 ADT ADT Corp LXK Lexmark Int'l Inc Tyco spun off ADT  
1-Oct-12 PNR Pentair Ltd. DV DeVry, Inc. Tyco spin-off merged w/Pentair  
5-Sep-12 LYB LyondellBasell SHLD Sears Holding Corporation SHLD below public float threshold  
31-Jul-12 ESV Ensco plc GR Goodrich Corporation Acquired by United Technologies (UTX)  
2-Jul-12 STX Seagate Technology PGN Progress Energy Inc Acquired by Duke Energy (DUK)  
29-Jun-12 MNST Monster Beverage SLE Sara Lee Corp. Split up of Sara Lee  
5-Jun-12 LRCX Lam Research NVLS Novellus Systems Acquired by Lam Research (LRCX)  
21-May-12 ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals MMI Motorola Mobility Acquired by Google (GOOG)  
17-May-12 KMI Kinder Morgan EP El Paso Corp. Acquired by Kinder Morgan (KMI)  
23-Apr-12 PSX Phillips 66 SVU Supervalu Inc. ConocoPhillips spun off Phillips 66  
3-Apr-12 FOSL Fossil, Inc. MHS Medco Health Solutions Inc. Acquired by Express Scripts (ESRX)  
13-Mar-12 CCI Crown Castle International Corp. CEG Constellation Energy Group Acquired by Exelon Corp. (EXC)  
31-Dec-11 WPX WPX Energy Inc. CPWR Compuware Market capitalization changes  
20-Dec-11 TRIP TripAdvisor Inc. TLAB Tellabs Inc. Expedia Inc. spun off TripAdvisor Inc.  
16-Dec-11 BWA BorgWarner Inc. AKS AK Steel Holding Corp. Market capitalization changes  
PRGO Perrigo Co. MWW Monster Worldwide Inc.  
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. WFR MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.  
12-Dec-11 GAS AGL Resources Inc. GAS Nicor Inc. Nicor acquired by AGL, which retained the GAS ticker.  
18-Nov-11 CBE Cooper Industries JNS Janus Capital Group Janus Capital Group’s market capitalization is less than $1.2 billion  
and is no longer representative of the large cap market space.  
31-Oct-11 XYL Xylem Inc. ITT ITT Corp. Spun off from ITT Corp.  
14-Oct-11 TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. CEPH Cephalon Inc. Acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA).  
23-Sep-11 MOS The Mosaic Company NSM National Semiconductor Corp. Acquired by Texas Instruments (TXN).  
5-Jul-11 ACN Accenture plc MI Marshall & Iisley Corp. Marshall & Iisley is being bought by Bank of Montreal  
30-Jun-11 MPC Marathon Petroleum Corp RSH RadioShack Corp. Market capitalization adjustments.  
1-Jun-11 ANR Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. MEE Massey Energy Company Alpha Natural Resources is acquiring Massey Energy in a deal expected to be  
completed on or about that date pending final approvals.  
27-Apr-11 CMG Chipotle NOVL Novell, Inc. Acquired private equity firms.  
1-Apr-11 BLK BlackRock GENZ Genzyme Corp. Acquired by Sanofi-aventis (SNY)  
31-Mar-11 EW Edwards Lifesciences Q Qwest Communications Acquired by CenturyLink  
28-Feb-11 COV Covidien Plc MFE McAfee Inc. Acquired by Intel Corp. (INTC)  
25-Feb-11 JOYG Joy Global Inc. AYE Allegheny Energy Inc. Acquired by First Energy (FE).  
17-Dec-10 CVC Cablevision Systems Corp. KG King Pharmaceuticals Inc. Acquired by Pfizer Inc. (PFE)  
17-Dec-10 FFIV F5 Networks Inc. EK Eastman Kodak Co. Market Cap changes.  
NFLX Netflix Inc. ODP Office Depot Inc.  
NFX Newfield Exploration Co. NYT The New York Times Co.  
26-Aug-10 TYC Tyco International Ltd. SII Smith International Inc. Acquired by Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB)  
14-Jul-10 ACE Ace Limited MIL Millipore Inc. Acquired by Merck KGaA (MKGAY)  
30-Jun-10 QEP QEP Resources Inc STR Questar Corp. Company split. QEP retained, but ticker changed.  
28-Jun-10 KMX CarMax, Inc. XTO XTO Energy Inc. Acquired by ExxonMobil Inc. (XOM)  
29-Apr-10 CERN Cerner Corp. BJS BJ Services Company Acquired by Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI)  
3-Nov-09 PCLN Priceline.com SGP Schering-Plough Corp. Acquired by Merck & Co. (MRK)  
28-Sep-09 ARG Airgas Inc CBE Cooper Industries Ltd. Redomesticated to Ireland  
10-Jun-08 LO Lorillard Inc. ABK Ambac Financial Market Value Decline  
20-Dec-07 RRC Range Resources TRB Tribune Co. Taken private  
Jan-07 AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. SBL Symbol Technologies Acquired by Motorola  
5-Dec-00 INTU Intuit BS Bethlehem Steel Market Cap changes.  
SBL Symbol Technologies OI Owens-Illinois  
AYE Allegheny Energy GRA W.R. Grace  
ABK Ambac Financial CCK Crown Holdings  

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