GM Will Get Wilshire 5000 Slot with IPO

If General Motors completes its initial public offering on or before, November 19, 2010, it will be added to the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, effective after U.S. markets close on that date.

A Wilshire Associates news release said the inclusion will be in conjunction with the regular monthly additions and deletions of the Wilshire 5000.

“Since its 1974 inception, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index has been designed to be a pure and complete representation of the total U.S. equity market,” said David Hall, senior managing director, Wilshire Associates and head of Wilshire Equity Analytics. “A rules-based index, the Wilshire 5000 does not need to make special accommodations for early entry of large IPOs. Stock additions have always been made monthly for U.S. companies with readily available price data.”