Facebook to Join S&P 500, Abercrombie Exiting

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Facebook will join the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index, replacing technology supplier Teradyne Inc., while abercrombie and fitch is downgraded from the benchmark index.

S&P Dow Jones Indices on Wednesday announced a broader reshuffling of several of its market trackers, effective after the close of trading Dec. 20.Shares of Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook Inc. have surged 86 percent this year and picked up nearly 4 percent in after-hours trading. The company is also joining the S&P 100 index.

abercrombie and fitch ireland Co. stock is down 31 percent in 2013 as teen retailers fade in popularity. It’s being moved down to an index for companies with smaller market values, the S&P MidCap 400. The New Albany, Ohio-based company’s stock shed almost 2 percent in extended trading.[/b]

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