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Spin-Offs Continue to Outperform the Market

Posted by Joe Cornell, CFA on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 10:16 AM

The Bloomberg US Spin-Off Index (BN SPIN) ended the quarter at 309.05. The Spin Index has appreciated 19.39% versus 8.24% for the S&P 500 year-to-date (as of June 30), beating the market by 11%.  The Bloomberg US Spin-Off Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index that contains equities that were spun-off from the top US companies. The spins remain a member of the index for a three year period from the first trading date.

Members of the Bloomberg Spin-Off Index

Company Ticker  % Index Weight  Shares  Last Price 
 ACCO Brands Corp  ACCO  1.14  112.82  10.35
 AMC Networks Inc  AMCX  2.01  57.90  35.62
 AOL Inc  AOL  3.09  112.38  28.11
 Babcock & Wilcox Co/The  BWC  2.78  116.17  24.52
 CareFusion Corp  CFN  5.87  234.53  25.64
 Exelis Inc XLS   1.79  185.00  9.90
 First American Financial Corp  FAF  1.73  104.00  17.00
 Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc  FBHS  3.35  154.60  22.17
 Howard Hughes Corp/The  HHC  2.38  39.65  61.46
 Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc  HII  1.92  48.80  40.28
 Madison Square Garden Co/The  MSG  2.39  65.46  37.37
 Marathon Petroleum Corp  MPC  15.65  356.00  45.01
 Mead Johnson Nutrition Co  MJN  16.74  215.09  79.70
 Phillips 66  PSX  20.71  636.56  33.32
 QEP Resources Inc  QEP  5.42  185.36  29.95
 TripAdvisor Inc  TRIP  5.36  123.02  44.61
 WPX Energy Inc  WPX  3.13  197.00  16.25
 Xylem Inc/NY  XYL  4.54  185.00  25.14

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Topics: Bloomberg U.S. Spun-off Index