Sensex

37,560.18

209.85 (0.56%)

19-Aug-19 9:25

Open

37,485.92

Prev. Close

37,350.33

High

37,596.56

Low

37,479.88

Mkt Cap.

6,670,830.21

Div Yield

26.31

PE

1.24

Performance

One Week (%)

-0.62

One Month (%)

-4.55

One Year (%)

-0.83

YTD (%)

-3.91

Sensex Listed Companies

Company Name CMP High Low Volume
Asian Paints Ltd 1,597.60 1,604.20 1,592.35 5,769
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd 2,102.45 2,114.70 2,098.75 6,824
Hero MotoCorp Ltd 2,686.00 2,698.95 2,670.20 7,604
Hindustan Unilever Ltd 1,828.95 1,842.25 1,828.00 7,844
ITC Ltd 253.10 253.75 252.65 34,156
Larsen & Toubro Ltd 1,347.55 1,354.00 1,340.00 12,694
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 527.55 531.40 525.45 14,986
Reliance Industries Ltd 1,284.00 1,291.00 1,280.80 56,753
Vedanta Ltd 144.85 146.25 144.15 93,340
Tata Motors Ltd 120.90 122.40 120.05 302,366
Tata Steel Ltd 362.45 366.85 361.60 62,703
State Bank of India 290.55 292.65 289.60 92,900
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd 1,512.25 1,517.10 1,499.50 5,668
Infosys Ltd 776.95 779.05 773.80 13,990
Bajaj Finance Ltd 3,352.00 3,370.00 3,340.10 10,889
Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd 426.40 428.60 421.10 119,834
HDFC Bank Ltd 2,225.90 2,239.40 2,221.75 12,707
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd 2,169.30 2,185.00 2,167.00 6,429
ICICI Bank Ltd 423.75 424.15 420.30 54,787
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd 209.10 209.95 207.50 21,238
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd 5,948.90 6,030.00 5,913.00 11,167
IndusInd Bank Ltd 1,446.00 1,454.95 1,439.00 11,535
Axis Bank Ltd 679.70 682.35 677.80 22,281
HCL Technologies Ltd 1,068.55 1,073.50 1,064.10 1,625
Oil & Natural Gas Corpn Ltd 127.45 128.50 127.25 35,289
NTPC Ltd 119.40 119.70 117.70 55,498
Bharti Airtel Ltd 363.55 365.30 362.05 12,970
Tech Mahindra Ltd 663.90 665.80 662.90 7,398
Yes Bank Ltd 78.55 80.70 77.85 1,102,873
Bajaj Auto Ltd 2,747.80 2,771.15 2,737.20 2,828
Tata Motors-DVR 56.50 57.75 56.20 73,202

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’.