These 8 companies joined the ASX 200 on Monday. Here's how they're performing

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) welcomed eight new companies on Monday morning.

The benchmark index also farewelled eight others.

That's all part of the S&P Dow Jones Indices quarterly rebalance, following on from its September quarterly review, which seeks to maintain risks at targeted volatility levels.

The ASX 200, as you're likely aware, is home to the 200 (or so) largest listed companies by market cap. As some of these companies lost a lot of ground over the past three months they were replaced, on Monday, by other companies.

Below we look at the eight newest ASX 200 shares and how they've done since the closing bell last Friday. For context, the benchmark index is down 0.6% since then.

Joining the ASX 200 on Monday

The first new company to join the ASX 200 on Monday is Capricorn Metals Ltd (ASX: CMM), with a market cap of $1.07 billion. The resource explorer's main focus is its Karlawinda Gold Project, located in Western Australia. The Capricorn Metals share price is down 1.05% since being added to its new benchmark index.

Next up we have Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT (ASX: CQE), with a market cap of $1.3 billion. The real estate investment trust primarily invests in early learning centres. Charter Hall pays a 4.94% trailing dividend yield, unfranked. The REIT's share price is down 2.6% since Friday's close.

The third company joining the ASX 200 this week is Johns Lyng Group Ltd (ASX: JLG), which has a market cap of $1.64 billion. Johns Lyng provides integrated building services in Australia. The company pays a 0.9% trailing dividend yield, fully franked. Shares are up 2.97% so far this week.

Moving on to the fourth new entrant, we have Karoon Energy Ltd (ASX: KAR), with a market cap of $1.16 billion. The oil and gas exploration and production company has projects in Australia and Brazil. The Karoon Energy share price has gained 3.48% since Friday's close.

Also making the move

Also joining the ASX 200 this week is fashion jewellery retailer Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX: LOV). Lovisa has been powering higher in 2022 and now commands a market cap of $2.5 billion. Lovisa pays a 3.26% trailing dividend yield, partly franked. Shares are up 1.8% this week.

Next up is Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (ASX: SIQ), with a market cap of $723 million. The ASX tech share provides specialist employee management services like salary packaging and vehicle fleet management. The stock pays a 6.67% trailing dividend yield, fully franked. The Smartgroup share price is down 0.92% this week.

Coming in at number seven is Spark New Zealand Ltd (ASX: SPK), with a hefty market cap of $8.53 billion. The ASX telecom share is a leading provider of fixed line and mobile services in New Zealand. Shares are up 1.79% from where they were at Friday's closing bell. Spark pays a 5.58% trailing dividend yield, unfranked.

And the final company to join the ASX 200 on Monday is Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX: SYA), which has a market cap of $2.2 billion. The resource company is primarily focused on lithium and graphite, with projects in Australia and Canada. Shares have tumbled 13.8% this week.

Motley Fool contributor Bernd Struben has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Johns Lyng Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended SMARTGROUP DEF SET. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Johns Lyng Group Limited and Lovisa Holdings Ltd. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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