ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the first time, Luminar (Nasdaq: LAZR), a leading global automotive technology company, officially joined the US Russell 2000® Index, effective today. Luminar is positioned towards the top end of this index, increasing the relative index purchasing power and ownership. Approximately 30 million shares of Luminar’s stock are now anticipated to be purchased and held by associated indices.
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.
Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 6, ranking them by total market capitalization. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
For more information on the Russell indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.
About Luminar Technologies
Luminar is a global automotive technology company ushering in a new era of vehicle safety and autonomy. For the past decade, Luminar has built an advanced hardware and software platform to enable its more than 50 industry partners, including the majority of global automotive OEMs. From Volvo Cars for consumer vehicles and Daimler Truck AG for commercial trucks, to tech partners NVIDIA and Intel’s Mobileye, Luminar is the first automotive technology company to enable next-generation safety and autonomous capabilities for production vehicles. For more information please visit www.luminartech.com.
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