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Garmin to join Standard & Poor’s 500 index

  • Kansas City Star
  • Published Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 10:20 a.m.

Garmin Ltd. shares will join the Standard & Poor’s 500 index after trading closes on Tuesday.

The popular stock index tracks large companies whose shares trade publicly in the United States. Standard & Poor’s updates the roster periodically to account for mergers, changes in companies’ standing and other factors.

Olathe-based Garmin joins Sprint Nextel Corp., Cerner Corp. and H&R Block Inc. among Kansas City-area based companies in the S&P 500.

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