EURO STOXX 50 Component Changes

The table below lists the historical constituents of EURO STOXX 50 stock index. If a company was part of the index during the last trading day of a year, it has been marked with “X”. EURO STOXX 50 includes 50 major companies based in the Eurozone. On average, two index components have been replaced per year since 1997.

EURO STOXX 50 – Historical Index Components

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EURO STOXX 50 index

The index was launched in 1998 and was originally called Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50. The “Dow Jones” prefix was dropped in March 2010 when STOXX wanted to start strengthening its own brand.

EURO STOXX 50 includes fifty blue-chip companies that are headquartered in any of the eleven Eurozone countries. Majority of index companies are from France, Germany or Netherlands. The most important criteria for inclusion is the market value of a company but the index also tries to maintain a balance between different sectors. The total market cap of the index is around two trillion euros. EURO STOXX is rebalanced every September.

The index is maintained by STOXX Limited that is owned by Deutsche Börse Group. There are multiple ETFs based on the index, biggest being the ones maintained by SPDR and iShares.

Financial crisis of 2008 dropped the index value by almost 50%. American stocks recovered quickly from the crisis but European stocks were faced with by the European sovereign debt crisis and share prices plunged to even lower levels. Prices have been recovering but S&P 500 clearly outperformed European indexes between 2009 and 2015.

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