Wilshire US Large Cap Growth Index

Definition

The term Wilshire US Large Cap Growth Index refers to a composite that includes large capitalization companies located in the United States that also exhibit growth characteristics.  The Wilshire US Large Cap Growth is published and maintained by Wilshire Associates.

Explanation

The Wilshire US Large Cap Index consists of the 750 largest companies contained in the Wilshire 5000 in terms of market capitalization. The index is a composite of securities (primary equity, common stock, REIT, or Limited Partnership) that have a primary market listing in the United States.  The Wilshire US Large Cap Growth Index is a subset of those securities appearing in the Wilshire US Large Cap Index.  At the time of writing, there were 430 companies in this index. The securities placed in the index exhibit growth characteristics as determined by their projected price-to-earnings ratio, projected earnings growth, price-to-book ratio, dividend yield, trailing revenue growth, and trailing earnings growth.

First published in 1996, the index is rebalanced every six months. The Wilshire US Large Cap Growth is a float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index.  The performance of this index can be monitored via the stock ticker symbol W5KLCG.

Related Terms

Wilshire US Large Cap, Wilshire 5000 Total Market, Wilshire 4500 Completion, Russell 3000 Value