Sensex

39,434.72

623.33 (1.61%)

24-May-19 15:59

Open

39,076.28

Prev. Close

38,811.39

High

39,476.97

Low

38,824.26

Mkt Cap.

7,083,385.19

Div Yield

28.91

PE

1.20

Performance

One Week (%)

3.96

One Month (%)

0.97

One Year (%)

13.77

YTD (%)

1.45

Sensex Listed Companies

Company Name CMP High Low Volume
Asian Paints Ltd 1,386.90 1,399.00 1,377.35 59,076
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd 2,127.50 2,151.90 2,096.85 77,206
Hero MotoCorp Ltd 2,832.00 2,840.00 2,741.10 42,207
Hindustan Unilever Ltd 1,749.20 1,760.00 1,728.00 144,929
ITC Ltd 290.15 292.00 287.50 682,128
Larsen & Toubro Ltd 1,543.65 1,549.00 1,491.00 599,241
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 663.90 666.00 639.50 178,192
Reliance Industries Ltd 1,336.80 1,353.50 1,316.60 877,196
Vedanta Ltd 163.85 164.55 155.60 940,659
Tata Motors Ltd 182.15 183.40 175.50 1,780,051
Tata Steel Ltd 483.50 486.00 458.70 645,052
State Bank of India 354.60 356.00 343.50 2,400,864
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd 1,510.05 1,524.00 1,491.50 99,418
Infosys Ltd 709.45 711.85 701.25 497,574
Bajaj Finance Ltd 3,466.15 3,475.00 3,391.10 98,479
Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd 415.55 417.80 411.75 191,562
HDFC Bank Ltd 2,370.00 2,385.00 2,341.40 109,625
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd 2,049.65 2,074.00 2,034.00 102,735
ICICI Bank Ltd 431.50 433.55 413.00 1,956,298
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd 185.80 186.55 184.40 122,796
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd 7,096.15 7,120.20 6,891.75 69,907
IndusInd Bank Ltd 1,649.85 1,657.80 1,595.50 261,300
Axis Bank Ltd 793.65 795.40 779.00 944,067
HCL Technologies Ltd 1,061.65 1,070.00 1,054.90 40,326
Oil & Natural Gas Corpn Ltd 174.40 175.40 169.05 279,903
NTPC Ltd 129.20 131.00 128.70 247,330
Coal India Ltd 244.60 245.70 241.40 96,698
Bharti Airtel Ltd 353.35 356.00 339.90 311,079
Yes Bank Ltd 141.30 142.85 139.50 3,408,304
Bajaj Auto Ltd 3,077.30 3,096.00 3,003.00 38,503
Tata Motors-DVR 86.80 87.20 84.65 335,664

A brief history on the Sensex


The S&P BSE Sensex (short for Sensitive Index), or just the Sensex, as it is known, is an index of actively traded stocks of 30 financially stable and well-performing organizations representing various industrial sectors. The market capitalization and liquidity of these stocks is what makes them eligible for this list.

The list includes industry heavyweights from different sectors like TCS, SBI, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, Infosys, ONGC, ITC, Sun Pharmaceuticals, SBI, Tata Motors, and Maruti Suzuki, among others. The index assigns weight to each of these 30 stocks and depending on the movement in these stocks the index goes either up or down. However, over 5,000 stocks are actively traded on the index.

The index is calculated using the free-float of the 30 stocks multiplied by their market cap. This number is then divided by the present level of the index to find the value of the Sensex.

The index is managed by a committee comprising fund managers, academicians, finance journalists, and market participants, among others. Given its long historic data and wide acceptance, the index is often called the pulse of the Indian stock markets.


History

The index was originally published in 1986 with a base value of 100 and with the base year as 1978-1979. The base value was set at 100 to make calculations easy and so that percentage change could be represented logically. For example, if the market capitalization of the stocks on the index rose by 10%, the index would accordingly rise 10% to 110.


Selection of Sensex constituents

The stocks on the Sensex are chosen based on the following factors

  • Industry representation: Only industry heavyweights are chosen to represent their sector.
  • Market capitalization: The company’s market cap should be among the top on the index. Also, it should be more than 0.5% of the index’s total market cap.
  • Frequency of trading: The company should be active (live) on the exchange for at least one year. Exemption can be made is specific situations like share suspension, etc.
  • Average daily trade: The average number of shares traded per day in the last one year should be among the Top 150.
  • Average daily turnover: The average value of the shares traded per day in the last one year should be among the Top 150.

  • Free-float market capitalization methodology

    The constituents of the Sensex are calculated according to the free-float market capitalization method. Free-float means the total number of share available to the public for trade. This excludes promoter holding or any holding apart from the public. Consequently, a company’s free-float market cap would be, number of shares available to public * market price of each share. So, if a company has 20lakh shares available to the public, and each share is valued at Rs150, the free-float market capitalization of the company will be 20,00,000*150 = Rs30cr.

    However, it should be kept in mind that the Sensex constituents are market leaders and each of them easily have a market cap ranging in ‘thousand crores’.