QUOTE AND NEWS
The Economic Times  12 min ago  Comment 
The Sensex started on a cautious note but gained strength led by gains in Infosys, ITC. The NSE's Nifty50 reclaimed its crucial psychological level of 7,800.
The Economic Times  49 min ago  Comment 
If you are reading this, chances are the Sensex and the Nifty are part of your daily life, and actions on Dalal Street can make or mar your day.
The Economic Times  7 hrs ago  Comment 
The stock closed 0.6% higher for the day following a higher-than-expected performance even as the BSE Healthcare index closed 0.5% lower and the Sensex lost over 300 points.
The Times of India  May 19  Comment 
Falling for a second straight day, the benchmark BSE sensex on Thursday plummeted by 305 points to hit over two-week low of 25,399.72 on fears that regulator Sebi will tighten P-Notes rules and speculations that the US Federal Reserve may raise...
The Economic Times  May 19  Comment 
Hawkish signals from the US overwhelmed bullish developments in the domestic mkt, and the bears grabbed the opportunity with both hands to pull the market down.
The Economic Times  May 19  Comment 
If one were to go by the buzz on the Street, here are the 4 factors that singed the market on a day when Modi magic on the electoral front failed to lift Dalal Street.
Reuters  May 19  Comment 
REUTERS - Indian shares fell more than 1 percent to post their biggest loss in three weeks on Thursday, tracking weak global markets as caution prevailed about the possibility of an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve as early as June.
The Times of India  May 19  Comment 
The benchmark BSE Sensex lost 133 points to 25,571.97 in early trade on Thursday on sustained fund outflows amid weak trend at other Asian markets.
The Hindu Business Line  May 19  Comment 
Indian shares fell more than 1 per cent to post their biggest loss in three weeks on Thursday, tracking weak global markets as caution prevailed about the possibility of an interest rate hike by the ...
The Economic Times  May 19  Comment 
If you are reading this, chances are the Sensex and the Nifty are part of your daily life, and actions on Dalal Street can make or mar your day.




 
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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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