CrowdStrike, KKR, GoDaddy to join benchmark S&P 500

(Reuters) – The S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Friday that private equity firm KKR & Co, cybersecurity company CrowdStrike and internet services provider GoDaddy will join the benchmark S&P 500 before markets open on June 24.

Shares of CrowdStrike rose 6% in extended trading. KKR and GoDaddy climbed 9% and 3.6%, respectively.

The companies will replace recruitment services firm Robert Half, U.S. regional lender Comerica and gene sequencing machine maker Illumina in the index.

Shares of Robert Half fell 2.2%. Comerica was last down 0.4%, while Illumina was 0.6% lower.

(Reporting by Manya Saini in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)