Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Constituent Changes to The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index
Dallas, Texas (October 20, 2016) Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing® Asset Management, LP announce an upcoming interim constituent change and special rebalancing of The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index (the “Index”). Per the Index’s methodology guide, a constituent change due to a distribution cut will take place on the earlier of the distribution ex-date or the last trading day of the current month. Due to the September 30, 2016, distribution cut announcements by Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) and Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE: PAGP), after the market closes on October 27, 2016, (the distribution ex-date for both PAA and PAGP) and effective on October 28, 2016, PAA and PAGP will be removed from the Index and Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: RMP) and Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: HEP) will be added to the Index.
Additionally, because PAA is an incumbent constituent with a weighting exceeding 3.5%, the Index will be rebalanced and all constituent weightings will be adjusted as shown below.
Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index constituents effective October 28, 2016:
|Company Name||Ticker||Index Weight||Status|
|Enterprise Products Partners, L.P.||EPD||7.50%||Existing|
|Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.||ETE||7.50%||Existing|
|Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.||ETP||7.50%||Existing|
|Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.||MMP||7.50%||Existing|
|Buckeye Partners, L.P.||BPL||5.98%||Existing|
|Williams Partners, L.P.||WPZ||5.82%||Existing|
|ONEOK Partners, L.P.||OKS||4.69%||Existing|
|Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P.||SXL||4.41%||Existing|
|Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.||EEP||3.64%||Existing|
|Western Gas Partners, L.P.||WES||2.97%||Existing|
|EQT Midstream Partners, LP||EQM||2.94%||Existing|
|Genesis Energy, L.P.||GEL||2.41%||Existing|
|NuStar Energy, L.P.||NS||2.35%||Existing|
|AmeriGas Partners, L.P.||APU||2.12%||Existing|
|Spectra Energy Partners, LP||SEP||2.09%||Existing|
|DCP Midstream Partners, L.P.||DPM||2.06%||Existing|
|Tesoro Logistics LP||TLLP||2.04%||Existing|
|TC PipeLines, LP||TCP||1.83%||Existing|
|EnLink Midstream Partners, LP||ENLK||1.82%||Existing|
|Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.||SHLX||1.67%||Existing|
|Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, L.P.||BWP||1.36%||Existing|
|Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.||SPH||1.32%||Existing|
|Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP||TEP||1.30%||Existing|
|Antero Midstream Partners LP||AM||1.29%||Existing|
|Phillips 66 Partners LP||PSXP||1.20%||Existing|
|Rice Midstream Partners LP||RMP||1.08%||NEW|
|Holly Energy Partners, L.P.||HEP||0.78%||NEW|
Constituents removed effective October 28, 2016:
|Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.||PAA|
|Plains GP Holdings, L.P.||PAGP|
ABOUT THE CUSHING® MLP MARKET CAP INDEX
The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index provides a benchmark that is designed to track the performance of widely held master limited partnerships (MLPs). The Index is weighted on a float-adjusted market capitalization basis, with the weight of each constituent capped at 7.5% at rebalance. The Index price level is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices while the constituents are selected from the entire universe of publicly traded MLPs. The Cushing® MLP Market Cap Index is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “CMCI”.
ABOUT SWANK CAPITAL AND CUSHING® ASSET MANAGEMENT
Cushing® Asset Management, LP (“Cushing”), a subsidiary of Swank Capital, LLC, is an SEC-registered investment adviser headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Cushing serves as investment adviser to affiliated funds and managed accounts which invest primarily in securities of MLPs and other natural resource companies.
Cushing is also dedicated to serving the needs of MLP and energy income investors by sponsoring a variety of industry benchmarks, including The Cushing® 30 MLP Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPX), The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: MLPY) and The Cushing® Upstream Energy Income Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRTY). For more information, please visit https://www.cushingasset.com/indices.
Source: Cushing® Asset Management, LP and Swank Capital, LLC
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