Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) said it has been added to the MSCI US REIT Index (RMS/RMZ), as the largest data center REIT.
This will take effect after the close of trading on Monday, August 31, 2015. Following the addition there will be a total of 144 REITs included in the RMS/RMZ.
The MSCI US REIT Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is comprised of equity REITs. The index is based on MSCI USA Investable Market Index (IMI) its parent index which captures large, mid and small caps securities. With 143 constituents, it represents about 99 percent of the US REIT universe and securities are classified in the REIT sector according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICSÂ®).
Equinix connects the world´s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 33 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.