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The Economic Times  Jul 18  Comment 
All in all, it was a stock-specific session where Sensex fell 90 points to 27,746, while Nifty50 barely managed to hold above the 8,500 mark.
The Economic Times  Jul 18  Comment 
Shares of Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular declined after the two companies decided to lower data tariff. Airtel slipped 3.86 per cent while Idea Cellular lost 5.67 per cent.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 18  Comment 
The Sensex and Nifty ended lower for a second consecutive session as investors booked profits in recent outperformers, after rising earlier on positive sentiment due to a good monsoon. The 50-shar...
The Economic Times  Jul 17  Comment 
A bull run has already resumed in the domestic market, but it could hit a pause as valuations look stretched, say experts.
The Economic Times  Jul 17  Comment 
Over the past week, the benchmark Sensex rallied 709.60 points to finish at 27,836.50 while the broader Nifty gained 218.20 points to end at 8,541.40.
The Economic Times  Jul 15  Comment 
Infosys earnings sent Sensex into a tailspin, gyrating over 300 points between gains and losses. Nifty50 slipped below its psychologically important level.
The Economic Times  Jul 15  Comment 
Infy was at the bottom of the Sensex pack losing as much as 8%. The Nifty50 also lost its crucial support level of 8,550, with IT stocks being the worst-hit.
Reuters  Jul 15  Comment 
REUTERS - Indian shares fell on Friday, underperforming Asian peers, as blue chip Infosys Ltd declined as much as 10.6 percent after the software services exporter posted disappointing results and slashed revenue forecasts.
The Times of India  Jul 15  Comment 
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 15  Comment 
The Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Friday, underperforming Asian peers, as blue-chip Infosys Ltd declined as much as 10.6 per cent after the software services exporter posted disappointing results a...




 
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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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