Rover Set to join Russell 3000® and Russell 2000® Indexes
SEATTLE, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rover Group, Inc. (“Rover”) (NASDAQ: ROVR), the world’s largest online marketplace for pet care, is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000® Index, the small-cap Russell 2000® Index, and the Russell Microcap® Index at the conclusion of the 2022 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 27, according to the list of additions posted June 17.
Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 6, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the US all-cap Russell 3000® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
“We are honored to earn a spot in the Russell indexes following our debut as a public company last year,” said Rover co-founder and CEO, Aaron Easterly. “As we pursue our mission of making it easier for everyone to experience the unconditional love of a pet, we are confident our inclusion in the Russell indexes will increase our exposure to partners and animal lovers as well as institutional investors who use these indexes in the creation and tracking of their portfolios.”
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $12 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s US indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.
For more information on the Russell 3000® Index, the Russell Microcap® Index and the Russell indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.
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