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Nikkei 225 Undergoes Reshuffle: Disco, Socionext, and Zozo to Join the Index

The index update reflects changes in market liquidity and sector representation, with three firms set to depart
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The Nikkei Stock Average, affectionately known as the Nikkei 225, is gearing up for a significant makeover this spring. Come April 1st, it’s out with the old and in with the new, as Disco, Socionext, and Zozo are set to join this prestigious index, signaling a fresh chapter for the Japanese stock market. This change means we’re bidding farewell to Takara Holdings, Sumitomo Osaka Cement, and Pacific Metals, marking a shift in the market’s composition.

The newcomers—Disco, Socionext, and Zozo—are stepping into the spotlight, thanks to their strong market liquidity and the strategic move to keep the index’s sector representation well-rounded. On the flip side, the companies making their exit are doing so primarily due to their lesser liquidity, a key factor in maintaining the index’s dynamism and relevance.

Moreover, this update isn’t just about who’s in or out. Nikkei is fine-tuning the index with new price adjustment factors (PAFs) to ensure the numbers stay precise. Socionext and Zozo are set to get a PAF of 1, while Disco will see its PAF fine-tuned to 0.2. Not stopping there, Nitori Holdings is also getting a PAF makeover, shifting from 0.3 to 0.5.

But the ripple effects of this reshuffle go further, touching even the specialized Nikkei 225 Climate Change 1.5°C Target Index and the Nikkei 225 Domestic Exposure 50 Index, which will see their own lineup changes. And let’s not overlook the PAF adjustments scheduled for March 28 for a dozen other stocks, including big names like Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Suzuki Motor, all in response to their recent stock splits.

These meticulous adjustments are a testament to the continuous effort to keep the Nikkei 225 in sync with the ever-evolving marketplace, ensuring it remains a reliable barometer of the Japanese stock market’s health and dynamics.

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