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Equitymaster  28 min ago  Comment 
Posted by Equitymaster        After opening the day on a flat note, the Indian share markets have continued to trade near the dotted line. Sectoral indices are trading on a mixed note with stocks in the realty sector and FMCG sector...
Reuters  49 min ago  Comment 
Indian shares were flat on Monday as the quarterly reporting season kicked in, with investors concerned that the government's move to ban high-value notes would hit corporate earnings.
The Economic Times  1 hr ago  Comment 
The most aggressive forecast is 31,000 for Sensex and 9,000 for the Nifty50, which translate into high-teens growth from current their levels.
The Economic Times  3 hrs ago  Comment 
In the past one year, shares of the company has surged over 135 per cent to Rs 14.91 till January 6, whereas BSE Sensex advanced nearly 8 per cent during the same period.
The Hindu Business Line  4 hrs ago  Comment 
The Sensex and Nifty were trading flat as the quarterly reporting season kicked in, with investors concerned that the government's move to ban high-value notes would hit corporate earnings. Invest...
The Times of India  4 hrs ago  Comment 
The Economic Times  5 hrs ago  Comment 
The Nifty50 was trading around its crucial psychological support level of 8,250, supported by gains in oil & gas, metal, consumer durable, and capital goods stocks.
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 8  Comment 
The combined market valuation of 6 of the top—10 most valued Indian companies eroded by Rs 39,002.72 crore last week, with IT major TCS taking the hardest hit. While TCS, RIL, HDFC Bank, Infosys, ...
The Economic Times  Jan 7  Comment 
The BSE IT and TECk indices tumbled nearly 3% and 1.88% respectively. Sugar stocks remained in focus as prices of the commodity have started rising again.
The Times of India  Jan 6  Comment 
Marked by day-long swings, the Sensex came off its nearly two-month high by falling over 119 points to close at 26,759, stumped by IT worries following proposed visa curbs in the US. The NSE Nifty too briefly retook the 8300 level before...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 5  Comment 
Thanks to the rally, the BSE Sensex has now almost returned to its pre-demonetisation level




 
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The BSE Sensex is a market capitalized index that tracks 30 stocks from the Bombay Stock Exchange, which are representative of the stocks from various sectors of the Bombay Stock Exchange. They account for approximately one fifth of the capitalization of the exchange. It is the second largest exchange of India in terms of volume and first in terms of shares listed. The BSE Sensex has more than ten thousand shares listed.[1]

Weighting

The index is calculated based on a free-float capitalization method; a variation of the market cap method. Instead of using a company's outstanding shares it uses its float, or shares that are readily available for trading. The free-float method, therefore, does not include restricted stocks, such as those held by company insiders.

The Free float Adjustment factor, or FAF for short, represents the proportion of shares that is freefloated as a percentage of issued shares and then its rounded up to the nearest mulitple of 5% for calculation purposes. To find the free-float capitalization of a company, first find its market cap (number of outstanding shares x share price) then multiply its free-float factor.

The free-float factor is determined by the percentage of floated shares to outstanding. For example, if a company has a float of 4 million shares and outstanding shares of 5 million, the percent of float to outstanding is 80%. A company with an 80% free float falls in the 75-80% free-float factor, or 0.80, which is then multiplied by its market cap. For example: $120 million (12 million shares at $10/share) x 0.80 = $96 million.[2]

Composition

The composition of the BSE Sensex, as of August 27, 2008:[3]

COMPANY NAME TICKER on the BSE Industry Free float Factor
ACC LimitedBY:500410Housing Related0.60
Bharat Heavy Electricals LimitedBY:500103Capital goods0.35
Bharti Airtel LtdBY:532454Telecom0.35
DLF Ltd.BY:532868Housing Related0.15
Grasim Industries Ltd.BY:500300Diversified0.75
HDFC Bank (HDB)BY:500180Finance0.85
HDFCBY:500010Finance0.85
Hindalco Industries LtdBY:500440Metals, Metal Products and Mining0.70
Hindustan Unilever LtdBY:500696Fast Moving Consumer Goods0.50
ICICI Bank (IBN)BY:532174Finance1.00
Infosys Technologies (INFY)BY:500209Information Technology0.85
ITC LtdBY:500875Fast Moving Consumer Goods0.70
Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.BY:532532Housing Related0.60
Larsen & Toubro LimitedBY:500510Capital Goods0.90
Mahindra & Mahindra LtdBY:500520Transport Equipments0.80
Maruti Suzuki India LtdBY:532500Transport Equipments0.50
National Thermal Power Corporation LtdBY:532555Power0.15
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation BY:500312OIl & Gas0.20
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.BY:500359Healthcare0.70
Reliance Communications (532712-BY)BY:532712Telecom0.35
Reliance Industries Limited (RELIANCE-IN)BY:500325Oil & Gas0.50
Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.BY:500390Power0.65
Satyam Computer Services (SAY)BY:500376Information Technology0.95
Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd.BY:500900Metals, Metal Products and Mining 0.40
Tata Consultancy Services LimitedBY:532540Information Technology0.25
Tata Motors (TTM)BY:500570Transport Equipments0.60
Tata Power Company Ltd.BY:500400Power0.70
Tata Steel Limited (500470-BY)BY:500470Metals, Metal Products and Mining0.70
Wipro (WIT)BY:507685Information Technology0.20

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References

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  2. Investopedia.com
  3. List of Sensex stocks
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