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BSE SENSEX Share Price

BSE SENSEX

₹77,209.90-₹269.03 (-0.35%) TodayLast updated on 21 Jun, 2024 | 03:59 PM IST
₹76,802.00₹77,808.45
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Open

₹77,729.48

Close

₹77,478.93

Day range

₹76,802.00 - ₹77,808.45

Year Range

NA

BSE SENSEX

About Sensex

Sensex (Sensitivity Index), an index of the BSE, is a collection of the stocks of India’s 30 financially robust companies. Sensex serves as a barometer for gauging the overall economic sentiment and industry-specific advancements. It is a benchmark against which investors can compare their portfolio stocks and take better investment decisions. For instance, when the Sensex goes up, it indicates that stock prices are generally rising. Conversely, if the Sensex goes down, it suggests that there is a general decrease in share prices.

Sensex (also known as BSE 30) was launched on January 1, 1986 and the index was named by stock market expert Deepak Mohini. It initially was a basket of 100 companies but later the number of companies was reduced to 30. Sensex is the oldest index in India. As per BSE, it shares time series data from 1979. It is operated by Standard & Poor's (S&P).

Sensex Calculation

The BSE Sensex calculates its value using the Free Float Market Capitalisation method. Before September 1, 2003, it used the Weighted Market Capitalisation method. Once the 30 stocks for the index are chosen, the Free Float Market Capitalisation method is used to find the index value.

Here's how it works exactly:

  • Determining Free Float Market Capitalisation:
    Free Float Market Capitalisation = Market Capitalisation * Free Float Factor.Free Float Factor is the percentage of a company's total shares available for public trading. It excludes shares held by promoters and government.

  • Calculating Market Capitalisation:
    Market Capitalisation = Share price per piece* number of shares issued by the company.

  • Sensex Value Calculation:
    Value of Sensex = (Total Free Float Market Capitalisation / Base Market Capitalisation) * Base period index value.

The base period for Sensex calculation is 1978-79, with a base value index of 100.

Highlights

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52 week high
77,851.63
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52 week low
62,853.67
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Top sectors
Financial Services, Information Technology, Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels
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Top stocks
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD, HDFC BANK LTD, ICICI BANK LTD
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Recent Additions to BSE SENSEX
TATA MOTORS LTD
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Recent Removals to BSE SENSEX
DRREDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

BSE SENSEX Key indicators

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52 week high

₹77,851.63

52 week low

₹62,853.67

Constituents

30

Market cap category

Large cap

%1Y returns

+22.60%

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