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Reuters  6 hrs ago  Comment 
The Nifty fell about 1 percent on Wednesday, with the index snapping a seven-day winning streak as exporters fell on concerns that the strength in the rupee after inflation data may persist and hurt revenues.
The Economic Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
The S&P BSE Sensex slipped as much as 105 points in trade on Wednesday and was trading below its crucial psychological level of 29000, led by losses in Infosys, Tata Motors, Bharti Airtel and M&M.
The Times of India  3 hrs ago  Comment 
The Hindu Business Line  10 hrs ago  Comment 
The BSE sensitive index Sensex lost nearly 1 per cent on Wednesday, after touching its highest in more than a month, as exporters such as Infosys fell on worries strength in the rupee after inflat...
The Economic Times  10 hrs ago  Comment 
Nifty came under pressure, but was trading above its crucial level of 8800, supported by gains in FMCG, banks, consumer durable and power stocks.
The Economic Times  Apr 14  Comment 
The aggregate revenues of the Sensex companies are estimated to decline by 4.7% whereas their aggregate net profit is likely to remain flat.
The Economic Times  Apr 14  Comment 
Mid- and small-cap shares have outperformed large-cap peers on hopes that these companies may spring earning surprises.
The Economic Times  Apr 14  Comment 
Indian stock market will remain shut on Tuesday. The BSE, NSE will remain closed for "Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti".
The Times of India  Apr 13  Comment 
The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday regained 29,000-level to settle at over one-month high of 29,044.44 by rising 165.06 points, whereas NSE Nifty rose for the seventh straight session mainly on account of better-than-expected IIP data.
The Times of India  Apr 13  Comment 
The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday regained 29,000-level to settle at over one-month high of 29,044.44 by rising 165.06 points, whereas NSE Nifty rose for the seventh straight session mainly on account of better-than-expected IIP data.
The Economic Times  Apr 13  Comment 
Sensex ends day at 29,044.44, up 165.06 points. Nifty closes up 53.65 points at 8,834.




 
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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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