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Nasdaq to Rebalance Index, to Cut Apple's Weighting

Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group said on Tuesday it will rebalance its benchmark Nasdaq-100 index, cutting the weighting of Apple.

Once the rebalancing is effective, the projected weight of Apple will be 12.33 percent of the index compared with a current weight of 20.49 percent, Nasdaq OMX Group said in a document hosted on its website.

Apple will continue to remain the largest component of the Nasdaq-100 index .

"Nasdaq decided to enact a special rebalance in order to bring the weights of the index securities closer in line with their actual market capitalizations," the exchange said.

The special rebalancing of the NASDAQ-100 Indexwill be enacted based on index securities and shares outstanding as of March 31, the company said.

The exchange said the rebalancing would take effect on May 2.