Guess which ASX All Ords stock just rocketed 9% after being added to the ASX 200

Investors are bidding up the ASX All Ords stock ahead of its addition to the ASX 200.

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This ASX All Ords stock is enjoying a tremendous run today after investors learned it was graduating from the All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) and will soon be joining the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO).

Shares in the bank stock, which specialises in business lending, closed yesterday trading for $1.30. As we head into the Wednesday lunch hour, shares are changing hands for $1.42 apiece, up 9.2%.

For some context, the All Ordinaries and the ASX 200 are both down 0.7% at this same time.

Any guesses?

If you said Judo Capital Holdings Ltd (ASX: JDO), go to the head of the virtual class.

Here's what's happening with the soon-to-be-relisted ASX All Ords stock.

ASX All Ords stock soars on index upgrade

In an announcement released after market close yesterday, S&P Dow Jones Indices said that it would remove building products company CSR Ltd (ASX: CSR) from the ASX 200 as the company is being acquired by Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.

That takeover unfolded in late February when Saint-Gobain offered $9.00 a share to acquire all of CSR's stock. The takeover, and CSR's removal from the ASX, remains subject to shareholder and final court approval of the scheme of arrangement.

This is proving to be good news for Judo shareholders, as the ASX All Ords stock will replace CSR in the ASX 200 effective prior to the open of trading on Thursday, June 20.

Stocks often benefit when they're moved to the more prominent indexes, like the ASX 200. That's because these companies tend to get more media and broker coverage. There are also a lot of fund managers who can only invest in larger companies listed on the ASX 200. And, as of next week, Judo will meet that requirement.

What's been going right for Judo shares?

The ASX All Ords stock is joining the ASX 200 following a tremendous 41% share price surge in 2024. That gives Judo a market cap of almost $1.6 billion, which sees it move into the group of top 200 listed companies in Australia.

In its most recent market update on 9 May, the bank reported $93.1 million in profit before tax for the nine months ending 31 March amid ongoing lending growth.

Looking ahead, the ASX All Ords stock (soon to be ASX 200 stock) forecast FY 2024 profit before tax, excluding non-recurring items, of $107 million to $112 million. FY 2025 guidance is targeting 15% year on year profit before tax growth.

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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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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