MSCI adds IGL, Info Edge to its India Index; deletes Vodafone Idea, Yes Bank, BHEL

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New Delhi | November 8, 2019 12:36 PM

MSCI Global Standard Index is widely used by global fund houses for benchmarking global equities portfolios.

MSCI, IGL, info edge, Vodafone india, yes bank, BHELThe changes will be effective at the close of November 26, the index provider said. (Reuters)

MSCI, the world’s biggest index compiler, has added eight Indian stocks including HDFC Asset Management, Info Edge (India) and Indraprastha Gas Ltd to its India Index, while removing Vodafone Idea, Yes Bank and four others that have seen significant market capitalisation erosion this year. It has added eight companies and deleted six from the MSCI India Domestic Index. Those deleted include Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Indiabulls Housing Finance, L&T Finance Holdings, Vodafone-Idea Ltd and Yes Bank, MSCI said in a statement. Those added to the MSCI India Index include Berger Paints, DLF, HDFC Asset Management, ICICI Prudential Life, Indraprastha Gas Ltd, Info Edge (India), SBI Life Insurance Co and Siemens India.

MSCI added seven stocks and deleted four from MSCI Global Standard Index. The additions included Berger Paints, Colgate, DLF, HDFC AMC, ICICI Prudential Life, SBI Life, and Siemens. Meanwhile, the deletions from the global index include Glenmark, Indiabulls Housing, Vodafone Idea, and Yes Bank. MSCI Global Standard Index is widely used by global fund houses for benchmarking global equities portfolios. The changes were announced by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) in its semi-annual rebalancing of the Global Standard Index. Those axed are mostly debt-burdened companies that have seen a sharp erosion in their market values in the last one year.

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The changes will be effective at the close of November 26, the index provider said. Its India Domestic Small Cap Index saw 17 additions and 33 deletions. Those added to the small cap index include Adani Green Energy, BHEL, Castrol India, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, IndiaBulls Housing Finance, Infibeam Avenues, L&T Finance Holdings, Vodafone-Idea and Yes Bank.

Prominent among the deletions are Adani Transmission, Arvind, CARE Ratings, CG Power & Industrial, Cox & Kings, Dewan Housing Fin Corp, IFCI, IGL, Info Edge (India), Reliance Capital, Reliance Infrastructure and Muthoot Finance.

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