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Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) will replace Phelps Dodge( PD) in the S&P 500 Index after the close of trading on a date to be announced.

Standard & Poor's said late Monday that the move stems from Phelps Dodge's pending acquisition by



in a deal still pending final approval.

Shares of Host Hotels rose 4.3% in after-hours trading to $27.13; index funds that mirror the S&P 500 would be expected to buy the stock to align their holdings.