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Wilshire US Style Indexes

Wilshire's US Style Indexes are benchmarks used to evaluate the performance of active managers. With roots back to Wilshire's 1986 release of the Wilshire Target Style Indexes, the Wilshire US Style Indexes were created in 1996 with methodology revisions in 2005. The indexes separate the Wilshire 5000 into four capitalization groups (Large, Small, Mid and Micro), and then divide the Large, Small and Mid-Cap issues by float adjusted capitalization equally into growth and value indexes. Growth and value is defined by looking at six factors: Projected Price-to-earnings ratio, projected earnings growth, price-to-book ratio, dividend yield, trailing revenue growth and trailing earnings growth. The Indexes' purpose is to help fund sponsors measure the performance of managers relative to their respective investment management style.

Click here for background on various Wilshire index families.



Wilshire US Large-Cap Index
Measures large-cap stocks


Wilshire US Mid-Cap Index

Measures mid-cap stocks


Wilshire US Small-Cap Index

Measures small-cap stocks


Wilshire US Micro-Cap Index

Measures small-cap stocks in the bottom "half" of the Wilshire 5000 Index


Wilshire US Large-Cap Value Index

Measures large-cap value stocks


Wilshire US Large-Cap Growth Index

Measures large-cap growth stocks


Wilshire US Mid-Cap Value Index

Measures mid-cap value stocks


Wilshire US Mid-Cap Growth Index

Measures mid-cap growth stocks


Wilshire US Small-Cap Value Index

Measures small-cap value stocks


Wilshire US Small-Cap Growth Index

Measures small-cap growth stocks


Wilshire US 2500 Index

Measures large-cap and small-cap stocks






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