While crossing the S&P 500 is extremely difficult for fund managers, copying it in the closest terms comes up with another daring challenge. And Tesla Inc. has lent further twist in the upbeat game whose market value is currently priced at $277 billion. Yes, it would make the brand one of the largest companies in the S&P 500, while it isn’t a part of the index yet.
Attaining the milestone
The keepers of the list, S&P Dow Jones Indices abide by a Tesla owned by Elon Musk would be the Biggest Passive Trade ever after Beating the S&P 500ule that new companies must turn out being profitable in their most recent quarter as well as over the past year before it gets added onto the chart. If we go by Tesla’s latest revenue, it has simply beaten the benchmark.
Etching the brand name
The expected addition of the firm is a huge event for managers of index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds as they continue to serve strategies for one of the biggest prospective trading summonses after several years. In fact, Tesla would be the largest company in the dollar perspective to find a mention in the index, tracked religiously by managers of $11 trillion of investments. Going by the current values of Tesla and other stocks, managers of passive funds would need to sell shares ranging between $35 billion to $40 billion in the rest of the index’s companies just to fetch a good position as purchasers of Tesla shares. Gerry O’Reilly, a principal and portfolio manager at indexing giant Vanguard Group Inc. has stated, “Assuming it’s going to be added, it’ll be an all-hands-on-deck type of trading”.
The transition in the index structure might be announced anytime. Moreover, the addition might take place alongside departures of E*Trade Financial Corp. or Tiffany & Co. theoretically or as part of a routine quarterly rebalancing in the month of September.