TWICE Revises Stock Index
By Editors of TWICE On Jul 6 2010 - 8:55pm
NEW YORK — The TWICE Stock Index
that appears on the last page of each issue
has undergone a face-lift.
The Index is compiled to provide a biweekly
snapshot of the performance of
the industry’s public companies and
how that performance compares with
the Dow Jones Industrial Index.
The revisions include the addition of
approximately 20 companies that better
reflect the current CE manufacturing
and retailing landscape, as well as
the deletion of about the same number
of companies whose roles in the industry
have changed in recent years.
For the most part, the retailers and
distributors we chose to include conduct
their primary business within the
CE and/or major appliance industries or
are included in TWICE’s annual Top 100
CE Retailers Report.
On the manufacturing side, most of
the companies we included produce or
supply finished consumer products to
retail channels. Companies that produce
components for manufacturing devices
or supply embedded technologies are,
for the most part, not included.
Three notable additions are the three
largest wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint
Nextel and Verizon Communications.
While not really manufacturers or pure
retailers, all three have an obviously significant presence in the CE industry.
Companies included in both the Dow
Jones and TWICE indexes are AT&T, General
Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Home Depot,
Microsoft, Verizon and Wal-Mart.