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The stock listed on the Nikkei 225 is weighted equally by its yen per share. Although the index is reevaluated on an annual basis, should a company listed fall below the requirements it can be delisted midyear. Results after the annual meeting are made available in September and changes to the index are made in October.
Because the Nikkei 225 is representative of the market as a whole, the index is not just ranked, but also divided in to industries to give a fair and accurante overview. These include Automotive, Foods, Textiles, Precision Instruments, Pulp and Paper, Other Manufacturing, Fishery, Chemicals, Mining, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Trading Companies, Oil and Gas, Retail, Rubber Products, Banking, Glass and Ceramics, Steel Products, Securities, Insurance, Metals, Financial Services, Real Estate, Transport, Machinery, and other services.
Some of the well known companies currently listed on the Nikkei 225 index as of 2009 include Japan Tobacco Inc, Mitsubishi, Fuji Film Holdings, and Sony Entertainment.