Sensex

(redirected from Bombay Sensex)

Sensex

An index of the 30 most actively traded stocks on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The Sensex is considered the most important benchmark index on the BSE, and it is the oldest stock index in India. Unlike many indices, it is not weighted for price or market capitalization, but rather for "free-float capitalization." This is similar to market capitalization, but uses shares available for trade rather than the total shares outstanding. Thus, it excludes shares that have not been vested, among others. Sensex is formally known as the Bombay Exchange Sensitive Index.
References in periodicals archive ?
Italy S&P/MIB 100% Sweden OMX 30 97% Australia ASX 20 95% France CAC 40 95% Hong Kong Hang Seng 95% United Kingdom FTSE 100 94% Germany DAX 90% Brazil Ibovespa 80% Japan Nikkei 225 67% India Bombay Sensex 63%
The Bombay Sensex is now at around 15000, almost double from the bottom hit in November 2008.

Full browser ?