- The Week That Was: Airtel shines, Voda tanks; Infy, Piramal on a high; YES hit hard19-01-2020 06:26Here are the top stocks and sectors that created all the buzz on Dalal Street this past week.
- Sensex ends higher for 2nd day in listless trade; Nifty holds above 12,35017-01-2020 11:15Investors will be keenly eyeing the third-quarter earnings of the companies, and the forthcoming Union Budget for further cues.
- Sensex gains 13 pts; Nifty above 12,350; Airtel jumps 5%, RIL 3%17-01-2020 10:19CLOSING BELL: Sensex rises for second day, gains 13 pts in listless trade; Nifty above 12,350; Airtel jumps 5%, RIL 3%Sensex gains 13 pts; Nifty above 12,350; Airtel jumps 5%, RIL 3%
- Share market update: BSE Capital Goods index up; Grindwell Norton gains 3%17-01-2020 06:08The S&P BSE Capital Goods index was trading 0.27 per cent up at 17455.31 .
- Top intraday trading ideas for afternoon trade on Friday, January 17, 202017-01-2020 05:46Kotak Bank is a 'Buy' call with a target price of Rs 1770 and a stop loss of Rs 1685.
- Oldest quant fund in India revamps its under-performing model17-01-2020 05:09Quant funds globally have delivered uneven returns in recent years owing to market volatility.
- Sensex, Nifty off to choppy start; Bharti Airtel jumps 4%, Voda Idea plunges over 15%17-01-2020 04:54Market benchmarks Sensex and Nifty started on a tepid note on Friday ahead of quarterly results of index heavyweights Reliance Industries, TCS and HCL Tech. The 30-share BSE index was trading 3.68 points or 0.01 per cent lower at 41,928.88. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty slipped 1.85 points or 0.01 per cent to 12,353.65. Bharti Airtel was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rallying up to 4 per cent.Sensex, Nifty off to choppy start; Bharti Airtel jumps 4%, Voda Idea plunges over 15%
- Sensex, Nifty flat ahead of key Q3 results; Vodafone Idea plunges 33%17-01-2020 04:18Telecom indices were mixed after the SC dismissed their review petition on AGR issue.
- Share market update: Vodafone Idea, Bharti Infratel among top losers on BSE17-01-2020 03:53In the Nifty pack, 23 stocks were in the green, while 25 stocks were in the red.
- Share market update: Rallis India, JK Tyre among top gainers on BSE17-01-2020 03:32Among the 50 components in the Nifty index, 15 shares were trading in the green, while 35 were in the red.
The Sensex, also known as the sensitivity index, is the benchmark index of BSE Limited and is the most widely tracked equity gauge in India.
Officially known as the S&P BSE Sensex since February, 2013, the index captures the performance of the top 30 largest, most liquid and financially stable companies from across major sectors of the Indian economy that are listed on the exchange. It reflects the health of the equity market, investor sentiment and broadly the state of the economy.
The Sensex was launched on January 1, 1986, with the base value of 100 set on April 1, 1979. The credit for coining the term, Sensex, goes to Deepak Mohoni, a stock market analyst and IIT, Kanpur graduate and IIM, Calcutta alumnus.
As of September 20, 2017, the index was hovering above the 30,000 mark. It is the oldest index in the country, while the Bombay Stock Exchange, now called BSE Limited, is the oldest exchange in Asia.
The Sensex is managed and operated by a joint venture between BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices, a global index manager. The composition of the Sensex is recast or modified from time to time to represent the true composition of the market.
Stocks in the eligible universe must satisfy the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered for inclusion in the Sensex. First of all, the stocks must have a listing history of at least six months on BSE. An exception may be granted if the average float-adjusted market capitalisation of a newly-listed stock ranks in the top 10 of all stocks listed on BSE. In such a case, the minimum listing history required is one month.
The qualified stock has to trade on every trading day on BSE during the six-month reference period. Also, the eligible companies must have reported revenues for the preceding four quarters.
BSE on December 6, 2016 launched the S&P BSE Sensex50 index, which is designed to measure the performance of the 50 largest and most liquid companies within the S&P BSE100 index.
Investors, traders and anyone keen on the equity market can track Sensex quotes live on BSEIndia.com, ETMarkets.com and countless other websites and TV channels from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm on all weekdays. Financial markets in India remain closed on Saturday, Sunday and on select public holidays such as Independence Day, Holi, Republic Day, etc.
Sensex live graphs and figures are available on the BSE website. Besides Sensex live updates, one can also track real-time data of a slew of other indices such as BSE Midcap index, BSE100 index, various sectoral indices, top gainers, losers on the BSE webpage.
As of September 2017, the Sensex index had the following stocks as its constituents: Wipro, Coal India, HDFC, ITC, M&M, Tata Motors, Power Grid, Maruti, Kotak Bank, HDFC Bank, TCS, ONGC, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, Asian Paint, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy's, HUL, Infosys, Bajaj Auto, Cipla, Axis Bank, Lupin, Adani Ports, SBI, Hero MotoCorp, ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries, L&T and Tata Steel.