September 5, 2017 / 9:38 PM / a year ago

New Metro to rejoin Germany's MDAX index

BERLIN (Reuters) - German retailer Metro (B4B.DE), recently demerged from consumer electronics group Ceconomy (CECG.DE), will join Germany’s mid-cap index MDAX .MDAXI.

Stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) said on Tuesday the stock was eligible for fast entry to the index due to its market capitalisation and order book turnover.

Metro hopes the split from Ceconomy, which is also listed on the MDAX, will trigger a revaluation of its stock, but it is still trading at a big discount to pure wholesale retailers such as Sysco (SYY.N) and Booker BOK.L.

Grand City Properties (GYC.DE) will also join the MDAX, replacing Rational AG (RAAG.DE) and becoming the sixth real estate company on Germany’s mid-cap index. Rational and Bilfinger (GBFG.DE) will move to the SDAX .SDAXI small-cap index.

Recently listed online takeaway firm Delivery Hero (DHER.DE) and Aroundtown Property Holdings ALATP.PA will also enter the SDAX.

The composition of the DAX .GDAXI index of Germany’s 30 biggest companies will remain unchanged, Deutsche Boerse said.

The index changes will become effective on Sept. 18. The next regular index review will be held on Dec. 5, the company said.

Reporting by Emma Thomasson; Editing by Alison Williams

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