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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.
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The benchmark SandP BSE Sensex settled 228 points, or 0.63 per cent, higher at 36,701 levels lifted by gains in metals, and public sector banks' stocks.
Indian equity market indices, BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50, ended Tuesday's trade with a surge in gains led by bank stocks.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 20 (ANI): Domestic equity benchmark NSE Nifty and BSE Sensex on Thursday opened in red in early trade dragged down by tech stocks that declined after reports that the United States was mulling caps on H-1B work visas to deter data rules.
Short-covering ahead of the monthly derivatives expiry along with a dovish US Fed outlook and healthy large-cap quarterly earnings result pushed India's barometer BSE Sensex higher by 665 points yesterday.
Index-wise, the volatile week saw the S&P BSE Sensex decline by one percent, while the NSE Nifty50 edged-lower by 1.16 percent.
The BSE Sensex closed higher by 12.53 points or 0.03 percent at 36,386.61 while the NSE Nifty inched up 1.75 points or 0.02 percent, to 10,906.95.
Summary: Selling pressure in oil & gas and power stocks adds to downward momentum as BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 lose ground
The index is designed to measure a 100% long index weight in the S&P BSE SENSEX Total Return Index and a 100% short index weight in the S&P BSE SENSEX Futures Excess Return Index.
T HE BSE Sensex on Wednesday plummeted by 351 points to fall below the 27,000- mark on heavy selling in real estate and FMCG sectors as a contraction in the services sector for the first time in 13 months coupled with fears of a weak monsoon impacted investor sentiments.
The 30-share BSE Sensex resumed on a better note and rallied further to a high of 27,247.17, up by 135 points, on the back of firm Asian trends prompted by overnight rally on Wall Street.
DGCX's BSE Sensex Futures, one of the key performers for the month, recorded the second highest ever monthly volume of 21,466 contracts, surging 441 per cent year-on-year.
Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was up 26.23 points, or 0.14% at 18,199.06.