S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following change in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index:
Effective prior to the open of trading on January 3, 2018, C.R. Bard Inc (Exchange: NYSE, Ticker: BCR) will be removed from the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. C.R. Bard Inc is being acquired by Becton Dickinson & Co (Exchange: NYSE, Ticker: BDX).
The Dividend Aristocrats 2018 list will consist of 50 stocks.