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The Economic Times  26 min ago  Comment 
The S&P BSE Sensex started on a cautious note on Friday, tracking Asian markets which were trading with a negative bias.
The Economic Times  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Shree Cement, Compton, ACC, Century Ply, Berger Paints and Finolex Cables have declined between 5% and 10% against the 1% rise in the Sensex.
The Times of India  Jun 25  Comment 
The BSE sensex marked its highest close in a month on Thursday, as mortgage lenders such as Housing Development Finance Corp rose on hopes the government's push on housing would aid income.
The Times of India  Jun 25  Comment 
The benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded by 57 points in late morning trade on fresh buying in capital goods, healthcare, refinery, power and auto stocks.
The Economic Times  Jun 25  Comment 
The S&P BSE Sensex started on a cautious note on Thursday tracking muted trend seen in other Asian markets.
The Times of India  Jun 24  Comment 
The benchmark BSE sensex slipped by 75 points — its first fall in nine days — to 27,729.67 in late sell-off after news that the creditors rejected Greece's new proposal took a toll on the market sentiment.
The Times of India  Jun 24  Comment 
Caution ruled ahead of the derivatives expiry and alongside ongoing parleys to resolve the Greek debt crisis, as sensex provisionally closed more than 120 points in the red at the end of trading on Wednesday.
The Economic Times  Jun 24  Comment 
Sensex pared gains after rallying as much as 72 points in trade on Wednesday, weighed down by losses in ITC, ICICI Bank, RIL, SBI and Axis Bank.
The Economic Times  Jun 23  Comment 
The brokerage said these stocks could be replaced with stocks such as Flipkart, Paytm and Café Coffee Day, which are not listed on the bourses yet.
The Times of India  Jun 23  Comment 
Rallying for the eighth consecutive session, the benchmark BSE sensex on Tuesday rose 74.16 points to 27,804.37, its longest winning streak this year, in view of above-normal monsoon coupled with resumption in foreign fund inflows amid firm global...




 
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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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