Kezar Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: KZR), the stock soared 17.65% to $6.5 in the after-hours session following the biotechnology firm disclosed that it was added to the NASDAQ Biotech Index (Nasdaq: NBI), effective before market opening on Monday 21 December 2020.
The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is intended to measure stocks’ success traded on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange (Nasdaq), categorized under the Industry Classification Benchmark as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical (ICB). Under an updated capitalization-weighted algorithm, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is calculated.
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index firms must meet eligibility rules, including minimum market capitalization, estimated daily trading volume and, among other factors, seasoning as a public company. In December, Nasdaq selects constituents once per annum. For more information about the NASDAQ.