S&P 500 to Add Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and United Continental (UAL)

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and United Continental (UAL) will soon join the S&P 500.

activision-blizzard-united-continental-atvi-ualActivision Blizzard will join the S&P 500 on Friday after the bell as part of the Home Entertainment Software Sub-Industry index. The video game maker will be replacing Pall (PLL), which has been bought by Danaher (DHR) for almost $14 billion, reports the Associated Press.

United Continental will join Activision Blizzard on the S&P 500 on Sept. 2 under the Airlines Sub-Industry index. It will replace Hospira (HSP) after the market closes. Hospira is being removed from the S&P 500 because it’s being acquired by Pfizer (PFE) for about $15 billion, the Associated Press notes.

When Activision Blizzard is added to the S&P 500, it will be one of only two game companies on the index. The other game company that is included in the S&P 500 is Electronic Arts (EA), reports Bloomberg.

ATVI shares were up 5% and UAL shares were up 7% as of Noon Friday.

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