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PVCI bounces back

The Thomson Reuters Post-Venture Capital Index (PVCI) is a market-valued index that measures the performance of public stocks of companies that have received financing from a U.S. venture capital firm or buyouts limited partnership prior to going public. The index, which was comprised of 583 companies as of Dec. 31, seeks to track the universe of venture-backed stocks from the point of going public until publicly traded for 10 years.

Companies remain in the index for 10 years from the IPO date or until price data is no longer available, they are acquired or removed from a publicly traded exchange. The index is calculated daily and does not take into account dividends. It began in January 1986 with an initialized index value of 100.

The PVCI rose 5.9% to 365.59 on Dec. 31 from 345.16 at the close of November, registering its first monthly gain since August 2008.

Separately, the PVCI had a market capitalization of $352.6 billion on Dec. 31, up 2.9% from $342.9 billion on Nov. 28. Of the 583 stocks tracked by the PVCI, 487 advanced in value in December and 96 declined. —Lawrence Aragon