THE WOODLANDS, TX – June 26, 2017 – Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) (“Sterling” or “the Company”) is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000Ò Index at the conclusion of the Russell indexes’ annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 26th, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 9th.
Annual reconstitution of the Russell US indexes captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the US all-cap Russell 3000Ò Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000Ò Index or small-cap Russell 2000Ò Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
“We are extremely pleased to be added to the Russell 3000Ò Index to raise Sterling Construction’s profile and visibility within the investment community,” said Joseph Cutillo, Chief Executive Officer. “While our turnaround efforts continue, our return to the Russell indexes is indicative of the great progress we’ve made in executing our strategic plan. We look forward to the opportunity to articulate our story to a broader shareholder base.”
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $8.4 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s US indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.
For more information on the Russell 3000Ò Index and the Russell US Indexes reconstitution, go to the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.
Sterling is a leading heavy civil construction company that specializes in building and reconstruction of transportation infrastructure, water infrastructure, and residential and commercial concrete projects in Texas, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and other states where there are construction opportunities. Its transportation infrastructure projects include highways, roads, bridges, airfields, ports and light rail. Its water infrastructure projects include water, wastewater and storm drainage systems. Its residential and commercial concrete projects include concrete foundations for single-family and multifamily homes, commercial projects and parking structures.
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