BSE Sensex Today Live Chart

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BSE Sensex Today Performance

Days Range

Low: 72,666.82
High: 73,092.26
Previous Close73,142.80
52W Range57,084.91 - 73,427.59
P/E Ratio25.02

BSE Sensex Companies

Day Range

Asian Paints


-33.75 (-1.12%)

₹2,964.75 - ₹3,004.95

Axis Bank


-3.15 (-0.29%)

₹1,089.85 - ₹1,107.55

Bajaj Finance


24.35 (0.36%)

₹6,637.00 - ₹6,718.20

Bajaj Finserv


22.85 (1.43%)

₹1,585.85 - ₹1,620.60

Bharti Airtel


-8.55 (-0.75%)

₹1,116.00 - ₹1,132.15

HCL Technologies


-21.05 (-1.25%)

₹1,662.85 - ₹1,696.50



1.10 (0.08%)

₹1,417.00 - ₹1,433.95

Hind. Unilever


6.45 (0.27%)

₹2,376.85 - ₹2,405.25



-2.45 (-0.23%)

₹1,057.85 - ₹1,069.75

IndusInd Bank


-7.55 (-0.51%)

₹1,475.80 - ₹1,504.95



-3.25 (-0.19%)

₹1,672.00 - ₹1,698.60



-2.70 (-0.65%)

₹410.55 - ₹416.05

JSW Steel


-7.55 (-0.91%)

₹819.00 - ₹836.25

Kotak Mah. Bank


-1.70 (-0.10%)

₹1,715.55 - ₹1,733.35

Larsen & Toubro


25.75 (0.77%)

₹3,341.15 - ₹3,400.00

M & M


21.60 (1.13%)

₹1,901.50 - ₹1,947.85

Maruti Suzuki


-136.35 (-1.17%)

₹11,477.80 - ₹11,715.00

Nestle India


18.30 (0.71%)

₹2,552.45 - ₹2,583.00



-1.85 (-0.54%)

₹334.85 - ₹340.40

Power Grid Corpn


-0.35 (-0.12%)

₹279.00 - ₹285.15

Reliance Industr


23.00 (0.78%)

₹2,965.25 - ₹2,996.15

St Bk of India


-6.55 (-0.86%)

₹755.20 - ₹770.25

Sun Pharma.Inds.


3.40 (0.22%)

₹1,550.05 - ₹1,568.25

Tata Motors


5.05 (0.54%)

₹929.45 - ₹939.90

Tata Steel


-0.35 (-0.24%)

₹144.95 - ₹147.10



-34.50 (-0.84%)

₹4,045.50 - ₹4,128.95

Tech Mahindra


-5.50 (-0.41%)

₹1,317.70 - ₹1,342.35

Titan Company


41.15 (1.13%)

₹3,660.00 - ₹3,737.00

UltraTech Cem.


45.65 (0.46%)

₹9,900.00 - ₹10,044.95



4.80 (0.90%)

₹533.30 - ₹541.00

BSE Sensex Sectors

Sector Name Advances No Change Declined
Automobile 2 3 1
Banks 1 6 5
Cement 1 1 0
Diamond, Gems and Jewellery 1 1 0
Finance 2 2 0
FMCG 2 2 0
Infrastructure Developers & Operators 1 1 0
IT - Software 1 5 4
Paints/Varnish 0 1 1
Pharmaceuticals 1 1 0
Power Generation & Distribution 0 2 2
Refineries 1 1 0
Steel 0 2 2
Telecomm-Service 0 1 1
Tobacco Products 0 1 1

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The Sensex is a top benchmark index that shows the performance of the shares of some of the largest companies listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange. Following the Sensex helps you keep track of the performance of some of the major players of the Indian economy.

What is the Sensex Index?

Whenever someone talks about the Indian stock markets, the first word that comes to mind is the Sensex. So, what exactly is the meaning of Sensex, and why is it so popular?

To begin with, Sensex (abbreviation for Sensitive Index) is the oldest stock market index in India. Established in 1986, the index is operated by S&P (Standard and Poor’s).

It consists of the 30 most valued and traded companies on the BSE or the Bombay Stock Exchange. The BSE Sensex reflects the market capital (float-adjusted) of these companies. The Sensex value represents this value in both INR and USD. The USD counterpart of Sensex is named S&P BSE DOLLEX 30.

As the Sensex reflects the price movement in the heavyweights from different segments, it is used by investors as an indicator of the Indian Economy. By tracking the movement of the Sensex index, investors can predict the future movements of the economy.

For example, the high growth rate of the Indian economy during the last two decades has also been reflected by the Sensex. The Sensex surged from 3,000 (in the year 2003) to an all-time high of 62,245.43 in October 2021. This reflects the exponential growth in the Indian Economy and the positive investor sentiments.

BSE Sensex
Founded Year

How is the Sensex Index Value Calculated?

Initially, when the index was launched in 1986, the method used for calculating Sensex was the full market capitalisation method. As a result, all the shares, whether available for active trading or not, were included. From September 1st, 2003, onwards, the method was changed to float-adjusted market capitalisation.

So, the Sensex value is calculated on a float-adjusted basis. What does float-adjusted mean? It simply means that the market capitalisation of a company is multiplied by the float factor, i.e., the percentage of total shares available for free trading in the stock markets. Free float excludes the shares held by employees, promoters, government, etc. that are not readily traded.

For example, assume Company X has a total number of issued shares of ₹10 lakh in the market. Out of these shares, only 70% of the shares are freely tradeable on the stock exchange. Suppose the market price of a share is ₹1,000. This is how Sensex will calculate the free-float market capitalisation of the company:


Total Shares in Market for Company X

A ₹10 lakh
Market Price per share of Company X B ₹1,000
Total Market Capitalisation C = A*B ₹100 crore
Free-float factor (70%) D 0.7
Free-Float Market Capitalisation E = C*D ₹70 crore

To calculate the value of Sensex today live, the free-float market capitalisation of all the 30 companies is added. Then the value is adjusted with the base index value of 1978-79. The base value of the BSE Sensex in 1979 was 100. So, the formula used is:

Value of Sensex = (Total free float market capitalisation/ Base free float market capitalisation) * Base period index value


Base period index value is 100, from 1978-79

The constituents of Sensex are also changed every 6 months in June and December based on their average free-float market capitalisation and average traded value during the last 6 months.

Selection Criteria for Scrips on Sensex

The companies in BSE Sensex are added or deleted semiannually in June and December when the index is reviewed. But what are the criteria for the selection of these 30 companies? Take a note:

  1. The companies should be listed on the BSE (for at least 6 months).
  2. The companies must be traded daily on BSE during the last 6 months, i.e., high liquidity.
  3. The companies should have a large or mega-market capitalisation. Here, large market cap means having market capitalisation between ₹7,000 crore and ₹20,000 crore and mega-cap means having market cap of over ₹20,000 crore.
  4. Revenue of these companies must be generated from the core activities.

How To Invest in Sensex Stocks?

You can invest in the Sensex in the following ways:

  1. You can invest in an ETF or an index fund that tracks the Sensex, i.e. it invests in a similar pattern in the same set of stocks as the Sensex. This will allow you to gain directly from the index’s growth.
  2. You can trade futures and options which have the Sensex as the underlying asset. The changes in the value of the Sensex will determine the outcome of the future or the option.
  3. You can make a list of all the stocks that come under the Sensex and buy those stocks in the same proportion as it is in the Sensex.

What are the Benefits of Investing in the Sensex?

The following are some of the important benefits of investing in Sensex:

  1. Sensex stocks include shares of 30 of the largest companies in India. These companies have enough market capitalisation and market power to help them survive at times of crisis. The index itself has grown by a CAGR of roughly 16% between 1979 and 2022, which is a great number compared to many mutual funds.
  2. Futures and Options on a major index such as the Sensex can have a high trading volume. This reduces the level of risk that may be involved in F&O trading as you can now sell the derivative contracts held by you more easily.

History of the Sensex

The Sensex was first published on January 1st, 1986. The base value of the SENSEX was taken as 100 on April 1st, 1979 and its base year as 1978–79.

The term Sensex was coined by Deepak Mohoni, a stock market analyst in 1989. It is a portmanteau of the words Sensitive and Index.

Here is a short list of the major milestones of the Sensex since its inception:

  • On October 11th, 1999, the SENSEX crossed the 5,000 mark, at the time of the results of the 13th Lok Sabha election.
  • On June 20th, 2005, the news of the settlement between the Ambani brothers boosted the index. The SENSEX crossed 7,000 points for the first time.
  • The Sensex on February 6th, 2006 touched 10,003 points during mid-session. The Sensex finally closed above the 10,000 mark on February 7th, 2006.
  • The Sensex on October 29th, 2007 crossed the 20,000 mark.
  • SENSEX becomes S&P SENSEX as BSE ties up with Standard and Poor’s.
  • The Sensex crossed a record 25,000 level for the first time, on May 16th, 2014 after the election results.
  • On March 4th, 2015, the Sensex breached the 30,000 mark following steps taken by the Reserve Bank of India in cutting the repo rates.
  • The Sensex crossed 40,000 on May 23rd, 2019 for the first time as the 2019 Loksabha Election results were getting published.
  • The Sensex crossed the 60,000 mark on September 24th, 2021.

Factors Affecting the Sensex Index

The following are some of the key factors affecting the sensex Index:

  1. RBI’s monetary policy – Tweaks made by the RBI in order to control inflation in the economy have an impact on the overall economy, which is reflected in the changes in the Sensex.
  2. Government policies – Government policies designed to boost the growth rate and investment in the economy have a positive impact on the Sensex.
  3. FIIs and DIIs – Changes in the level of investment by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and domestic institutional investors (DIIs) may help boost the Sensex due to the increased cash flow into the economy.
  4. Black swan events – Rare but extreme events, such as COVID or the Russian-Ukraine war affect economies across the world, including India. Such economic changes are reflected in the changes in the Sensex too. However, other major events exist that could boost the index as well, such as a stable government winning the election or an early monsoon season.

BSE Sensex Today FAQs

What are Sensex Stocks?

The top 30 stocks based on market capitalization and average traded value are included in calculating the Sensex. These are called the constituents of Sensex or Sensex stocks.

Which companies come under Sensex?

Although the names in the ist can change every 6 months, these are the current index constituents:

  • Asian Paints
  • Axis Bank
  • Bajaj Finance
  • Bajaj Finserv
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Dr. Reddys’ Labs
  • HCL Tech
  • HDFC
  • HDFC Bank
  • Hindustan Unilever (HUL)
  • ICICI Bank
  • IndusInd Bank
  • Infosys
  • India Tobacco Company Limited (ITC)
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Larsen & Tubro (L&T)
  • Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M)
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • Nestle
  • NTPC
  • Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL)
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • State Bank of India
  • Sun Pharma
  • Tata Steel
  • TCS
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Titan Company Limited
  • UltraTech Cement
  • Wipro

How to invest in Sensex via Angel One?

You can invest in Sensex via Angel One in the following ways:

  • Index Funds and ETFs: Choose low-cost index funds or ETFs mirroring Sensex for a cost-effective, diversified investment.
  • Individual Stock Investment: Directly invest in individual Sensex stocks, ensuring a diverse portfolio based on thorough research.

What is the objective of Sensex?

Investors and market analysts use Sensex as an indicator of the overall health of the Indian economy. The share markets move up and down based on the growth prospects of the economy. The Sensex today price is affected by the market forces of demand and supply that affect the share prices of the index constituents.

Is investment in Sensex safe?

Every investment carries a certain degree of risk, and stock markets carry the risk of fluctuation in market prices. Sensex consists of heavyweight stocks from different sectors in the market. Hence, Sensex is naturally diversified. This reduces the market risk for investors. If the prices of some stocks fall, other stocks in the index cover your loss. 

Moreover, the risk is calculated in the form of the Beta of a stock. A higher beta indicates more risk. The Beta for Sensex is 1, i.e., the risk in comparison to the market movement is low. 

What is the full form of S&P BSE Sensex?

The full form of the S&P BSE Sensex is the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index. It is a stock market index of 30 well-established and financially sound companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India.

Can you trade shares on S&P BSE Sensex?

Yes, it’s possible to engage in trading S&P BSE Sensex futures and options contracts. This strategy is more involved than investing in Sensex stocks or ETFs, so it’s essential to conduct thorough research and possibly consult a financial advisor.