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American Bankers Association Makes Additions to ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index


The American Bankers Association added 11 banks to the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index (ABAQ), effective Dec. 1, 2021. The index includes 288 community banks with $273.7 billion in market capitalization.

The index is calculated on both a total return and price return basis. The index is reported daily as a total return index, which means that the value of reinvested dividends is included in the calculation. The total return index is commonly used as a benchmark in proxy statements.

Additions to the index as of Dec. 1 are:

  • Blue Foundry Bancorp (BLFY), Rutherford, N.J.;
  • Catalyst Bancorp, Inc. (CLST), Opelousas, La.
  • Cullman Bancorp, Inc. (CULL), Cullman, Ala.;
  • Five Star Bancorp (FSBC), Rancho Cordova, Calif.;
  • NorthEast Community Bancorp, Inc. (NECB), White Plains, N.Y. ;
  • Orange County Bancorp, Inc. (OBT), Middletown, N.Y.;
  • PB Bankshares, Inc. (PBBK), Coatesville, Pa.;
  • Southern States Bancshares, Inc. (SSBK), Anniston, Ala.;
  • TC Bancshares, Inc. (TCBC), Thomasville, Ga.;
  • Texas Community Bancshares, Inc. (TCBS), Mineola, Texas; and
  • U.S. Century Bank (USCB), Miami, Fla.

Additionally, First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (FCNCA) no longer qualifies under the criteria for inclusion in the ABAQ index, as it now holds one of the 50 largest banking charters.

Price changes throughout the trading day can be accessed using the symbol ABAQ.

Launched in December 2003, the ABAQ is the most broadly representative stock index for community banks and helps raise awareness of this key segment of the financial services sector among analysts and investors.

The index includes all banks and savings associations or their holding companies listed on the NASDAQ, with the exception of any of the 50 largest bank and thrift charters based on asset size, banks classified as having an “international specialization” and banks classified as having a “credit card specialization.” Asset size and business classifications are based on the most recently available FDIC data.

The index is adjusted for splits and spin-offs. Newly eligible companies are added on June 1 and Dec. 1.


About the American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $23.6 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $19.2 trillion in deposits and extend $12.2 trillion in loans.

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