Monday, May 1, 2017

Which Stocks Constitute the BSE Sensex?

Bombay Stock Exchange Building

The name S&P BSE Sensex stands for the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index. It is also called the BSE 30 or simply the Sensex.

It is one of the most popular indices and is considered as the barometer of the Indian stock market. 
BSE Sensex is a free-float, market-weighted stock market index of the 30 companies that have the highest market capitalisation.
Instead of taking the total market capitalisation, the exchange has adopted the free-float market capitalisation, meaning that the promoter/ directors holdings are deducted from the total equity shares to arrive at the number of shares that are freely available for trading. Such number of free-floating equity shares, multiplied by the share price yields the free-float market capitalisation.


Table showing 30 constituents of the Sensex

It goes without saying that the above composition will undergo changes from time to time as the fortunes of the constituents change and the market capitalisation may rise and fall, resulting in the induction of new constituents and corresponding drop of a few candidates.
To conclude, 30 companies having the highest market capitalisation constitute the S&P BSE Sensex.


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