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The Economic Times  Oct 11  Comment 
The reprieve turned to anxiety for the investors following IMF warning forecast that US Federal Reserve would risk massive losses.
The Economic Times  Oct 10  Comment 
Foreign institutional investors stepped up selling of Indian stocks, causing benchmark indices to fall 1.3% on growing concern that the slowdown in the euro zone is far from over.
The Times of India  Oct 10  Comment 
The BSE benchmark sensex today fell nearly 340 points, its biggest fall in over two weeks, due to across-the-board losses in bluechips amid a global sell-off on economic growth concerns, although software firm Infosys Ltd surged 6.68 per cent on...
The Economic Times  Oct 10  Comment 
FIIs, which were largely responsible for over 25% rally in the Sensex so far in the year 2014, have become net sellers of Indian equities.
The Economic Times  Oct 10  Comment 
The 50-share Nifty index also plunged below its crucial psychological support level of 7900, weighed down by losses in realty, capital goods, power and banking stocks.
The Economic Times  Oct 10  Comment 
Infosys reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 3096 crore for the quarter ended September 30, up 7.27 per cent, from Rs 2886 crore in previous quarter.
The Economic Times  Oct 9  Comment 
Though the Sensex, since 2009, has risen in the 10 trading sessions before Muhurat, returns have been minimal on most of these occasions.
The Economic Times  Oct 9  Comment 
Most analysts on the Dalal Street see this more of a pull-back rally from key support levels and the bounce looks very much sustainable.
The Economic Times  Oct 9  Comment 
Banks was in action for second straight session as investors were seen buying beaten down stocks after the sharp correction recently.




 
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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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