Tech & Science : This must do Amazon to get into the Dow Jones

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The internet tile Amazon is one of the most valuable listed companies worldwide. In the US traditional index Dow Jones you are looking for the Amazon share but forgiven - for good reason.

• Amazon shares too expensive for the Dow Jones-Index

• Large stock split necessary

• Capital measure in the sense of investors?

Apple , Walt Disney , Microsoft and Coca Cola : Many of the most valuable companies of the United States are listed in the Dow Jones Industrial , the US guide. But Amazon shares did not make it into the time-honored stock market barometer - and will not do that in the foreseeable future if the company does not lead a capital measure in the way.

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large stock split Necessary

The Dow Jones Index is price weighted and is still calculated as in the year of its founding, 1882. The calculation of the index takes place exclusively on the basis of the stock prices of the 30 contained values, there is no adjustment for dividend discounts or capital adjustments. Only a divisor that is flexible and set by S & P Dow Jones Indices is intended to enable some flexibility and correctionability in the calculation of the index. Nevertheless, the basic problem is preserved: more expensive stocks are still dominating the index today. This becomes problematic if one of the highly weighted shares records stronger price rates - then the Dow Jones Index also varies significantly.

In order to provide Amazon access to the traditional index, the internet company would have to make a stock split, because with a price of currently $ 3,270.54, the Amazon share would otherwise be in the index by far the highest weighted share. However, a "simple" stock split would not be sufficient to prevent strong fluctuations in the overall index through price movements of the Amazon share: Even a stock split of 10: 1 - shareholders receive 10 new shares for each stock - would still be the company's third place Secure the highest weighted share certificates in the Dow Jones Index.

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What does Amazon have from a Dow Jones membership?

A recording in the traditional index would have prestige for Amazon prestige, Keith Lerner, Chief Market Strategist at Truist Advisory Services. "The entry into the Dow is more than anything symbolic and shows that [Amazon] is a world leader and leaders in its industry," quotes Yahoo! Finance the experts. A split could make the shares available for private investors, adds learners.

The lower stock price could actually bring more private investors into the stock, which would play Amazon shareholders in the cards. The fact that a belonging to the index ETF provider, which with its products, would force the index correctly to the share purchase , should have a positive effect on the price development.

Amazon could do a capital measure in favor of investors with a large stock split and associated possible recording in the Dow Jones Index. Joe Feldman, Analyst of the Telsey Advisory Group, keeps this a more likely step than that the TechRiese pay a dividend or initiates a share buyback, he said to Bloomberg.

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