- The week that was: Infy, HDFC AMC, Sun Pharma on a high; YES Bank, DHFL, RBL in free fall20-07-2019 05:46Sector-wise, the BSE IT and Teck indices gained more than 1 per cent during the week.
- Bears return to D Street as foreign funds head for exit20-07-2019 04:13The volatility index jumped 6 per cent to end at 12.45, reflecting heightened nervousness.
- Brokerages slash Cyient target prices20-07-2019 04:05Morgan Stanley has cut EPS estimates by 5-7 per cent to reflect weaker growth.
- After Market: Biocon drops 9%, RIL 1%, HDFC AMC hits new record; 517 stocks hit 52-week lows19-07-2019 11:43Midcaps and smallcaps suffered more as their sectoral indices plunged up to 2 per cent on BSE.
- Sensex tanks 560 pts, Nifty ends at 11,419; bank, auto stocks bleed19-07-2019 11:31Extending losses for the second consecutive session, market benchmark BSE Sensex plunged 560 points Friday after the government thwarted hopes of a tax relief for FPIs. Led by a sell-off in auto and banking stocks, the 30-share index cracked 560.45 points or 1.44 per cent to settle at 38,337.01. It hit an intra-day low of 38,271.35 and a high of 39,058.73, swinging 787 points. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty sank 177.65 points or 1.53 per cent to 11,419.25. During the day, the index hit a low of 11,399.30 and a high of 11,640.35.Sensex tanks 560 pts, Nifty ends at 11,419; bank, auto stocks bleed
- Sebi slaps Rs 15 lakh fine on Kelvin Fincap for flouting market norms19-07-2019 11:24A penalty of Rs 15 lakh was levied on Kelvin Fincap, formerly known as Dahyabhai Sons.
- Sensex logs 2nd biggest fall of 2019, Nifty at 11,41919-07-2019 10:37Disappointing earnings and reports of slowing economic growth dented market sentiments.
- Sensex tanks 560 pts on FPI worries, Fed U-turn on rate cut prospects19-07-2019 07:57BSE Midcap index declined 1.99 per cent and BSE Smallcap index ended 1.83 per cent lower.
- Share market update: BSE Capital Goods index down; HEG slumps 6%19-07-2019 06:27The S&P BSE Capital Goods index was trading 0.95 per cent down at 18,085.42 around 12:06 pm.
- RIL shares down ahead of Q1 results; here’s what to expect19-07-2019 06:03There are hopes that the oil-to-telecom conglomerate may deliver muted profit growth.
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.