PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) has been added to the KBW Nasdaq Bank Index (Index Ticker: BKX, ETF Ticker: KBWB), as announced by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. (KBW).
Per KBW, the change is part of index rebalancing for the third quarter of 2022 and will be effective prior to the opening of business on Monday, September 19, 2022.
According to Nasdaq’s website, “The KBW Bank Index is designed to track the performance of the leading banks and thrifts that are publicly traded in the U.S. The Index includes 24 banking stocks representing the large U.S. national money centers, regional banks and thrift institutions.”
Previously, Western Alliance Bancorporation was part of the KBW Nasdaq Regional Banking Index.
“We are pleased to be included among our large-bank peers on the KBW Nasdaq Bank Index from our previous position on the KBW Nasdaq Regional Banking Index,” said Kenneth Vecchione, president and chief executive officer, Western Alliance Bancorporation. “This is the latest data point recognizing Western Alliance’s continued industry-leading performance and powerful growth trajectory as we move toward our goal of becoming one of the nation’s leading commercial banks.”
Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the largest banking companies in the country with a market capitalization of $7.6 billion at quarter-end 2Q 2022.
About Western Alliance Bancorporation
With more than $66 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Through its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, business clients benefit from a full spectrum of tailored banking solutions. Major accolades include #2 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2021, and #1 Best Emerging Regional Bank for 2022 by Bank Director. Serving clients across the country, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking and financial brands with offices in key markets nationwide. For more information, visit Western Alliance Bancorporation.
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