SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE: LFGR), a diversified Internet company comprised of several marketplace and media properties, today announced that it was added to the Russell 2000 Index and the broad-market Russell 3000 Index as part of the annual reconstitution of its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes. The Russell index changes will be in effect when the U.S. market opens today, June 26, 2017.
“We are excited to be added to the Russell 2000, which serves as a standard for publicly traded stocks, and should increase our exposure among investors. This milestone for Leaf Group reflects the benefit of our hard work to transform our core businesses over the past two years, which has put the company on a path to return to growth,” said Sean Moriarty, Chief Executive Officer of Leaf Group.
Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the U.S. 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 indices primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $8.4 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s U.S. indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.
For more information on the Russell 3000® Index and the Russell indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.
About Leaf Group
Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE:LFGR) is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across its marketplaces (Society6, Saatchi Art, Deny Designs and The Other Art Fair) and various media properties (including Livestrong.com, eHow and Cuteness) to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. In addition, Leaf Group’s diverse advertising offerings help brands and publishers find innovative ways to engage with their customers. For more information about Leaf Group, visit www.leafgroup.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding activities, events or developments that the Company or management intends, expects or believes will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are made by management based on their experience, current expectations and other factors they deem appropriate, including certain assumptions related thereto, but they are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those indicated due to a number of factors affecting the Company’s operations, markets, products and services. The Company identifies the principal risks and uncertainties that impact its performance in its public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition” sections of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.