Cushing® Utility Index

The Cushing® Utility Index tracks the performance of utility companies drawn from the S&P 500 Utilities Index (S5UTIL) and energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) drawn from the Cushing® 30 MLP Index (MLPX). Index constituents are selected and weighted based on current yield, with MLPs comprising less than 25% by weight at the time of Index rebalancing. The Index price level is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and disseminated under the ticker symbol CUTI.

Short DescriptionA yield-weighted index of utility equities and energy MLPs
Price SymbolCUTI
Total Return SymbolCUTITR
Number of ConstituentsVaries, currently: 39
Constituent WeightingYield-weighted
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Source IndicesS&P 500 Utilities Index (S5UTIL); Cushing 30 MLP Index (MPLX)
The Cushing Utility Index (the “Index”) is unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly. Index performance does not reflect the deduction of any fees or expenses. Performance shown represents past performance and should not be viewed as a guarantee of future results. Index components are concentrated primarily in the midstream energy infrastructure sector and are subject to a variety of risks including, among others, energy price volatility, environmental costs and changes in regulations.  Some Index components may be smaller, non-diversified businesses that are exposed to the risks associated with less established businesses.  Performance of the Index may not be representative of the entire midstream energy infrastructure sector. Results provided for the Index include data for periods prior to the commencement of operations for the Index. Historical returns for the Index prior to the commencement date are calculated using the same methodology; however, application to the performance calculation may vary due to available data with respect to certain securities and corporate actions that impacted the relevant security selection universe. Please refer to the Index methodology document for further detail. None of the information about the Index constitutes an offer to buy or sell, or a promotion or recommendation of, any security, financial instrument or product or trading strategy. None of the information about the Index is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Information about the Index is provided “as is” and the user of the information assumes the entire risk of any use it may make or permit to be made of such information. Cushing Asset Management, LP, (“Cushing”) does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment product linked to or based on the Index.  The S&P 500 Index is an index of 500 stocks used industry wide as a macro level indicator of the overall U.S. equity market. The Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index includes all companies in the Dow Jones U.S. stock universe that have elected to be taxed as REITs. The Philadelphia Stock Exchange Utility Index is a utility sector index which includes communication services, electrical power providers and natural gas distributors. The S&P 500 Utilities Index comprises those companies included in the S&P 500 that are classified as members of the GICS utilities sector. The Utilities Select Sector Index comprises companies in the S&P 500 that are assigned to the Energy Select Sector. The Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index is designed to measure the stock performance of U.S. companies in the utilities industry. The Index is the exclusive property of Cushing, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to calculate and maintain the Index. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“SPFS”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and, these trademarks have been licensed to S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices” and its related stylized mark(s) have been licensed for use by Cushing. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones nor any of their affiliates sponsor and promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.