Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

BSE established in 1875 is Asia's first Stock Exchange. Over the past 137 years, BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it an efficient capital-raising platform.

BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, derivatives, mutual funds. It also has a platform for trading in equities of small and medium enterprises (SME).

More than 5000 companies are listed on BSE making it the World's No.1 exchange in terms of listed members. 
BSE also operates one of the most respected capital market education institutes in the country (The BSE Institute Ltd.)

BSE's popular equity index - "The S&P BSE Sensex" is India's most widely tracked stock market benchmark index. It is traded internationally on the EUREX as well as leading exchanges of the BRCS nations (Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa)

Sensex - Sensex refers to Sensitive Index and is generally associated with the BSE Stock Market Indices.

BSE Sensex is the stock market index of 30 well established and financially sound companies listed on BSE Ltd. The 30 component companies which are some of the largest and most actively traded stocks are representative of various industrial sectors of the Indian economy.

The BSE Sensex currently consists of the following 30 major Indian companies as of May-2013

Sr. No. Company Industry
1 Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. Consumer Finance
2 Cipla Ltd. Pharmaceuticals
3 Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. Electrical Equipments
4 State Bank of India Banking
5 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. Pharmaceuticals
6 HDFC Bank Ltd. Banking
7 Hero Motocorp Ltd. Automotive
8 Infosys Ltd. Information Technology
9 Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. Oil & Gas
10 Reliance Industries Ltd. Oil & Gas
11 Tata Power Company Ltd. Power
12 Hindalco Industries Ltd. Metals & Mining
13 Tata Steel Ltd. Steel
14 Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Conglomerate
15 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Automotive
16 Tata Motors Ltd. Automotive
17 Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Consumer Goods
18 ITC Ltd. Conglomerate
19 Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd. Metals & Mining
20 Wipro Ltd. Information Technology
21 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Pharmaceuticals
22 Gail (India) Ltd. Oil & Gas
23 ICICI Bank Ltd. Banking
24 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. Steel & Power
25 Bharti Airtel Ltd. Telecommunication
26 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Automotive
27 Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Information Technology
28 NTPC Ltd. Power
29 Bajaj Auto Ltd. Automotive
30 Coal India Ltd. Metals & Mining