Fortune-500-index meaning

A stock-market index based on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the largest 500 U.S.-based public and private companies that produce and file annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies are ranked by revenue. The list is a market- capitalization-weighted index whose value is calculated during 15-second intervals during the trading session. It was set at a base level of 1,000.00 using the closing price on December 31, 1999.
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