Hexo, Bombardier Among Issuers Dropped by S&P/TSX Composite Index

My how the might have fallen. The S&P Dow Jones Indices this evening announced the latest changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index, and chief among the changes is the dropping of both Hexo Corp (TSX: HEXO) and Bombardier Class B Shares (TSX: BBD.b) shares.

As many are aware, the S&P/TSX Composite Index is the headline index for the Canadian markets, akin to the S&P500 for US based markets. In terms of the composite, firms must have a minimum average price of $1.00 over the previous three months, and over the last three trading days of the month end before the rebalance among other qualifications. Comparatively, the S&P TSX 60 consists of sixty of the largest firms listed on the TSX based on sector weights of the composite.

With respect to Bombardier, it was the only firm to be removed from both the S&P/TSX 60 index, as well as the composite. The firms fall from grace has been highly publicized, with the company recently announcing further layoffs.

In terms of Hexo, the dropping of the firm by the composite comes as no surprise given the firm’s sharp fall in share price over that of 2020. The fund currently owns 0.24% of the total outstanding shares of the company, representing a position of $680,243.

In a sign of the times and the ongoing transition to gold operators, a number of gold producers were comparatively added to the index, including Dundee Precious Metals (TSX: DPM), Equinox Gold Corp (TSX: EQX), Lundin Gold (TSX: LUG), SilverCrest Metals (TSX: SIL) and Teranga Gold (TSX: TGZ).

The full list of changes to the composite and 60 index can be found here.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed today’s session at $15,256.57.

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