As leading CEOs from many long-established companies convene today for the second-annual NYSE Century Club summit at the New York Stock Exchange, the year-old namesake index, which measures the performance of 348 companies that have been in business for at least 100 years, has gained 14.7% year-to-date and has a one-year performance of 25%.
Launched in July 2012, the NYSE Century IndexSM outperformed other broad-based indices such as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100, with each returning 12.6% and 9.3% year-to-date and 17.6% and 10.8% over one year, respectively.
“The performance of the NYSE Century Index illustrates the leadership, stability and the overall sound business execution of our Century Club community during times of economic uncertainty,” said Duncan Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext. “The NYSE Century Index serves as a strong and insightful baseline indicator of the economic health and progress of the American economy and overall market.”
The NYSE Century Club is comprised of NYSE and NYSE MKT-listed companies that have demonstrated longevity and contributed to economic and social progress for more than 100 years. The NYSE Century Club Index SM measures the performance of U.S. domiciled companies that have a 100 year history, are publicly traded and have a market capitalization of at least $1 billion. Based upon a set of criteria that assesses a company's size and longevity, the index is rebalanced effective for the first business day of each year and provides exposure to a diverse group of companies from all major sectors.To further commemorate the anniversary, today CEOs from several NYSE and NYSE MKT-listed companies will participate in two forums on Resilience and Innovation and Lessons of Legacies and ring the NYSE Closing Bell. Background on NYSE Euronext’s Indices: With a collective portfolio of over 750 benchmark indices, NYSE Euronext is a leading provider of indices. NYSE Euronext develops proprietary indices to provide investors and issuers with benchmarks that measure performance of key segments of the world economy. NYSE Euronext indices are available to be licensed as the basis for tradable products, including Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), to be launched in the future. For more information on NYSE Euronext index services please visit: https://indices.nyx.com/ NYSE Euronext®, AEX®, AEX-Index®, AMX-Index®, BEL 20®, CAC®, CAC 40®, PSI 20®, NYSE®, NYSE U.S. 100 Index®, NYSE Arca®, NYSE Composite Index® , Intellidex® and StrataQuant® are registered trademarks of NYSE Group, Inc., Euronext N.V. or their subsidiaries. For more information about NYSE Euronext’s Global Index Group, please visit here. About NYSE Euronext NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com. NYSE Euronext and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities or investments, or third-party products or services. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities and investment practices.