In the following table from S&P Dow Jones Indices you can see the changes at a glance:
…[The re-structuring] is a consequence of the announcement of Apple’s share split in a ratio of 4 to 1 after the market close next Friday…[and will reduce] the weight of the technology sector in the index.
The Dow Jones…is already close to the historical maximum that it reached in February 2020 at 29,583 points. We will have to wait and see how the market reacts to the changes announced when Wall Street opens the session today.
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