Russell 2500 Growth Index

Definition

The term Russell 2500 Growth Index refers to a composite that includes mid and small cap companies located in the United States that also exhibit a growth probability.  The Russell 2500 Growth is published and maintained by FTSE Russell.

Explanation

The Russell 2500 Index is designed to measure the performance of the mid-sized and small capitalization companies in the United States equities market.  The index is a composite of roughly 2,500 securities with a median market capitalization value of $1 billion.  The Russell 2500 Growth Index is a subset of the securities found in the Russell 2500 Index.  As of this writing, there were approximately 1,450 securities in the Russell 2500 Growth Index.  The stocks included in the growth index are selected based on a "probability" of growth as measured by their Institutional Brokers' Estimate System (I/B/E/S) forecast of medium-term growth (2 year), and sales per share historical growth (5 year).

First launched on July 1, 1995, the companies included in the index are selected based on float-adjusted market capitalization.  On the last trading day of May, FSTE Russell ranks eligible companies based on their total market capitalization values.  On the last Friday of June, the index is reconstituted.  To be eligible for inclusion in a U.S. equity market index, the securities must trade on the NYSE, NYSE MKT, NASDAQ, or ARCA exchanges.  The performance of this index can be monitored via the ticker symbol R25IG.

Related Terms

Russell 2500 Value, Russell 2500, Russell 2000 Value, Russell 2000 Growth