Shoes and Booze: FTSE 250 Entrants

Jimmy Choo and Spirit Pub Company are set to join the mid-cap index, while housebuilders are poised to rejoin the FTSE 100

Holly Cook 1 December, 2014 | 12:53AM
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In true festive spirit, designer shoes and alcoholic beverages look set to be on the FTSE 250’s Christmas list this year. The final quarterly constituent rejig of 2014 will take place on the FTSE 100 and 250 indices after the market close on December 19th, with Jimmy Choo (CHOO) and Spirit Pub Co (SPRT) expected to start trading as new additions to the mid-cap index from December 22nd.

The recent oil price slump has hit oil exploration and production companies hard, resulting in Petrofac (PFC) being lined up for demotion from the FTSE 100 later this month. Engineering solutions firm IMI's (IMI) spot on the large-cap index is also under threat, the London Stock Exchange has confirmed.

Expected to replace Petrofac and IMI are Barratt Developments (BDEV) and Taylor Wimpey (TW.), illustrating the ongoing strength of the housebuilders as the UK's economic recovery continues and property prices soar against a backdrop of record-low interest rates.

Turning back to the mid-caps, six FTSE 250 companies are eligible for potential demotion into the FTSE Small Cap Index: EnQuest (ENQ), Fenner (FENR), Ferrexpo (FXPO), Foxtons Group (FOXT), Hochschild Mining (HOC) and Spirent Communications (SPT). As such, in order to balance the index, Allied Minds (ALM), CLS Holdings (CLI), GAME Digital (GMD) and Greggs (GRG) could find themselves promoted to the mid-cap index. 

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Barratt Developments PLC495.60 GBX-0.12Rating
CLS Holdings PLC87.70 GBX-3.20
EnQuest PLC12.82 GBX-1.08
Ferrexpo PLC54.90 GBX-2.49
Foxtons Group PLC66.60 GBX-0.60
Greggs PLC2,866.00 GBX-0.14
Hochschild Mining PLC177.00 GBX0.34
IMI PLC1,841.00 GBX0.22
Petrofac Ltd12.86 GBX1.26
Spirent Communications PLC174.40 GBX0.06
Taylor Wimpey PLC156.00 GBX0.29Rating

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