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 April 04, 2009 09:40 PM

The S&P 500 comprises of 500 large cap common stocks actively traded in the United States. The largees public companies that are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ are included in the S&P 500 index. The S&P 500 index was lunched in 1957 and is a value weighted index which is based on the 500 American stocks with the largest market capitalizations.

The S&P 500 is the most widely followed index After the Dow Jones Industrial Average index and it is considered a barometer for the American economy. The S&P 500 index is included in the Index of Leading Indicators. There are the number of trading vehicle that are designed to follow the S&P 500 index. Hundreds of billions of US dollars have been invested in this index. The SPY (Exchange Traded Fund) is one of the most actively trading stock over the world. The Rydex, ProFunds and other mutual funds and exchange traded funds are designed so as to follow the performance of the S&P 500 index.

Below you may see the list of the S&P 500 stocks (companies) as of April 4, 2009. This could be an outdated listing, yet it may give you the picture of what companies are selected into the S&P 500 index basket. For most recent S&P 500 components listing I would recommend visiting the Standard & Poors official website.
Ticker Company Sector
MMM 3M Co Industrials
ABT Abbott Laboratories Health Care
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch Company A Consumer Discretionary
ADBE Adobe Systems Inc Information Technology
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Information Technology
AES AES Corp Utilities
AET Aetna Inc Health Care
ACS Affiliated Computer Services Information Technology
AFL AFLAC Inc Financials
A Agilent Technologies Inc Information Technology
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc Materials
AKS AK Steel Hldg Corp Materials
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc Information Technology
AA Alcoa Inc Materials
AYE Allegheny Energy Inc Utilities
ATI Allegheny Technologies Inc Materials
AGN Allergan Inc Health Care
ALL Allstate Corp Financials
ALTR Altera Corp Information Technology
MO Altria Group Inc Consumer Staples
AMZN Amazon.com Inc Consumer Discretionary
AEE Ameren Corp Utilities
AEP American Electric Power Utilities
AXP American Express Co Financials
AIG American Intl Group Inc Financials
AMT American Tower Corp A Telecommunications Services
AMP Ameriprise Financial Inc Financials
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corp Health Care
AMGN Amgen Inc Health Care
APH Amphenol Corp A Information Technology
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corp Energy
ADI Analog Devices Inc Information Technology
AOC Aon Corp Financials
APA Apache Corp Energy
AIV Apartment Investment & Mgmt Financials
APOL Apollo Group Inc Consumer Discretionary
AAPL Apple Inc. Information Technology
AMAT Applied Materials Inc Information Technology
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Co Consumer Staples
AIZ Assurant Inc Financials
T AT&T Inc Telecommunications Services
ADSK Autodesk Inc Information Technology
ADP Automatic Data Processing Information Technology
AN AutoNation Inc Consumer Discretionary
AZO AutoZone Inc Consumer Discretionary
AVB AvalonBay Communities Inc Financials
AVY Avery Dennison Corp Industrials
AVP Avon Products Consumer Staples
BHI Baker Hughes Inc Energy
BLL Ball Corp Materials
BAC Bank of America Corp Financials
BCR Bard C.R. Inc Health Care
BAX Baxter Intl Inc Health Care
BBT BB&T Corp Financials
BDX Becton Dickinson & Co Health Care
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc Consumer Discretionary
BMS Bemis Co Inc Materials
BBY Best Buy Co Inc Consumer Discretionary
BIG Big Lots Inc Consumer Discretionary
BIIB Biogen Idec Inc Health Care
BJS BJ Services Co Energy
BDK Black & Decker Corp Consumer Discretionary
HRB Block H & R Inc Consumer Discretionary
BMC BMC Software Inc Information Technology
BA Boeing Co Industrials
BXP Boston Properties Inc Financials
BSX Boston Scientific Corp Health Care
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Health Care
BRCM Broadcom Corp A Information Technology
BF/B Brown-Forman Corp B Consumer Staples
BNI Burlington Northern Santa Fe Co Industrials
CA CA Inc Information Technology
COG Cabot Oil & Gas A Energy
CAM Cameron International Corp Energy
CPB Campbell Soup Co Consumer Staples
COF Capital One Financial Financials
CAH Cardinal Health Inc Health Care
CCL Carnival Corp Consumer Discretionary
CAT Caterpillar Inc Industrials
CBG CB Richard Ellis Group Inc A Financials
CBS CBS Corp B Consumer Discretionary
CELG Celgene Corp Health Care
CNP Centerpoint Energy Inc Utilities
CTX Centex Corp Consumer Discretionary
CTL Centurytel Inc Telecommunications Services
CEPH Cephalon Inc Health Care
CF CF Industries Holdings Materials
CHRW CH Robinson Worldwide Inc Industrials
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corp Energy
CVX Chevron Corp Energy
CME Chicago Mercantile Exchange Financials
CB Chubb Corp Financials
CIEN CIENA Corp Information Technology
CI CIGNA Corp Health Care
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp Financials
CTAS Cintas Corp Industrials
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc Information Technology
CIT CIT Group Inc Financials
C Citigroup Inc Financials
CTXS Citrix Systems Inc Information Technology
CLX Clorox Co Consumer Staples
CMS CMS Energy Corp Utilities
COH Coach Inc Consumer Discretionary
KO Coca-Cola Co Consumer Staples
CCE Coca-Cola Enterprises Consumer Staples
CTSH Cognizant Tech Solutions Corp Information Technology
CL Colgate-Palmolive Co Consumer Staples
CMCSA Comcast Corp A Consumer Discretionary
CMA Comerica Inc (MI) Financials
CSC Computer Sciences Information Technology
CPWR Compuware Corp Information Technology
CAG ConAgra Foods Inc Consumer Staples
COP ConocoPhillips Energy
CNX CONSOL Energy Inc Energy
ED Consolidated Edison Inc Utilities
STZ Constellation Brands Inc A Consumer Staples
CEG Constellation Energy Group Utilities
CVG Convergys Corp Information Technology
CBE Cooper Industries Ltd (Bermuda) Industrials
GLW Corning Inc Information Technology
COST Costco Wholesale Corp Consumer Staples
CVH Coventry Health Care Inc Health Care
COV Covidien Ltd Health Care
CSX CSX Corp Industrials
CMI Cummins Inc Industrials
CVS CVS Caremark Corp. Consumer Staples
DHR Danaher Corp Industrials
DRI Darden Restaurants Inc Consumer Discretionary
DVA Davita Inc Health Care
DF Dean Foods Co Consumer Staples
DE Deere & Co Industrials
DELL Dell Inc Information Technology
DNR Denbury Resources Inc Energy
XRAY Dentsply Intl Health Care
DVN Devon Energy Corp Energy
DO Diamond Offshore Drilling Energy
DTV DIRECTV Group Inc Consumer Discretionary
DFS Discover Financial Services Financials
D Dominion Resources Inc Utilities
RRD Donnelley R.R. & Sons Industrials
DOV Dover Corp Industrials
DOW Dow Chemical Materials
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group Consumer Staples
DTE DTE Energy Co Utilities
DUK Duke Energy Corp Utilities
DNB Dun & Bradstreet Corp Industrials
DD DuPont E.I.

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