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160   Knowing Number of Shares Outstanding
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  320  Membership To Key Stock Indices                                                               Share

Reading more, beyond the bottom line...
Membership in major stock indices is good...   

There are three stages to consider when looking at your stock's status as a member in a key stock index:

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Membership Has Its Privileges...
... and multiple memberships add even more legitimacy and credibility to your stock's support system.  If a stock is a member of one or more stock indices, then individual index fund managers are required to purchase all stocks in the index.  Therefore, being a member of multiple stock indices (as Intel apparently is found to be, as indicated below) magnifies that benefit and credibility as a stock continues to be evaluate by future prospective share buyers.

Index Membership also allows more institutional investors will be allowed to buy shares.

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