|Operator||India Index Services and Products|
|Exchanges||National Stock Exchange of India|
|Market cap||INR billion (2014)|
The NIFTY 50 index is National Stock Exchange of India's benchmark broad based stock market index for the Indian equity market. It represents the weighted average of 50 Indian company stocks in 12 sectors and is one of the two main stock indices used in India, the other being the BSE sensex.
Nifty is owned and managed by India Index Services and Products (IISL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the NSE Strategic Investment Corporation Limited. IISL had a marketing and licensing agreement with Standard & Poor's for co-branding equity indices until 2013. The Nifty 50 was launched 1st April 1996, and is one of the many stock indices of Nifty.
NIFTY 50 Index has shaped up as a largest single financial product in India, with an ecosystem comprising: exchange traded funds (onshore and offshore), exchange-traded futures and options (at NSE in India and at SGX and CME abroad), other index funds and OTC derivatives (mostly offshore). NIFTY 50 is the world’s most actively traded contract. WFE, IOMA and FIA surveys endorse NSE’s leadership position.
The NIFTY 50 covers 12 sectors (as on Oct 7, 2017) of the Indian economy and offers investment managers exposure to the Indian market in one portfolio. During 2008-12, NIFTY 50 50 Index share of NSE market capitalisation fell from 65% to 29% due to the rise of sectoral indices like NIFTY Bank, NIFTY IT, NIFTY Pharma, NIFTY SERV SECTOR, NIFTY Next 50, etc. The NIFTY 50 Index gives 29.70% weightage to financial services, 0.73% weightage to industrial manufacturing and nil weightage to agricultural sector.
The NIFTY 50 index is a free float market capitalisation weighted index. The index was initially calculated on full market capitalisation methodology. From June 26, 2009, the computation was changed to free float methodology. The base period for the CNX Nifty index is November 3, 1995, which marked the completion of one year of operations of National Stock Exchange Equity Market Segment. The base value of the index has been set at 1000 and a base capital of Rs 2.06 trillion. 
List of 50 companies that form part of NIFTY 50 Index as in April 2018:
|Adani Ports & SEZ Limited||ADANIPORTS||Services - Shipping|
|Asian Paints Ltd||ASIANPAINT||Consumer Goods|
|Bajaj Finance||BAJFINANCE||Financial Services|
|Bajaj Finserv||BAJAJFINSV||Financial Services|
|BPCL||BPCL||Energy - Oil & Gas|
|Dr. Reddy's Laboratories||DRREDDY||Pharmaceuticals|
|GAIL||GAIL||Energy - Oil & Gas|
|HCL Technologies||HCLTECH||Information Technology|
|Hindustan Unilever||HINDUNILVR||Consumer Goods|
|HPCL||HINDPETRO||Energy - Oil & Gas|
|Indiabulls Housing Finance||IBULHSGFIN||Financial Services|
|IOC||IOC||Energy - Oil & Gas|
|ITC Limited||ITC||Consumer Goods|
|Kotak Mahindra Bank||KOTAKBANK||Banking|
|Larsen & Toubro||LT||Construction|
|Mahindra & Mahindra||M&M||Automobile|
|NTPC Limited||NTPC||Energy - Power|
|ONGC||ONGC||Energy - Oil & Gas|
|PowerGrid Corporation of India||POWERGRID||Energy - Power|
|Reliance Industries||RELIANCE||Energy - Oil & Gas|
|State Bank of India||SBIN||Banking|
|Tata Consultancy Services||TCS||Information Technology|
|Tech Mahindra||TECHM||Information Technology|
|Titan Company||TITAN||Consumer Goods|
|United Phosphorus Limited||UPL||Chemicals|
|Zee Entertainment Enterprises||ZEEL||Media & Entertainment|
Following are some of the notable single-day falls of the NIFTY 50 Index -
|1||October 28, 1997||8%||Investors deserted emerging Asian shares during the Asian Financial Crisis. Crashes also occurred in Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines,|
|2||January 21, 2008||10%||Due to the US Subprime Mortgage Crisis.|
|3||August 16, 2013||234.4 Points||Due to depreciation of the Indian Rupee.|
|4||August 24, 2015||490.9 Points||Driven by the meltdown in the Chinese Stock market.|
|5||June 24, 2016||181.5 Points||Driven by the Brexit Referendum.|
|6||November 11, 2016||229.45 Points||Driven by the Demonetization move by the Indian Government and the 2016 US Election Results.|
|7||February 2, 2018||256.30 Points||Driven by the 2018 Union budget of India and Global breakdown.|
All Time High
- All time intraday high was 11,171.50 on January 29, 2018
- All Time Closing High was 11,130.40 on January 29, 2018
NIFTY Next 50
NIFTY Next 50, also called NIFTY Junior, is an index of 50 companies whose free float market capitalization comes after that of the companies in NIFTY 50. NIFTY Next 50 constituents are thus potential candidates for future inclusion in NIFTY 50.
|Aditya Birla Capital||ABCAPITAL||Financial Services|
|Avenue Supermarts||DMART||Consumer Goods|
|Bank of Baroda||BANKBARODA||Banking|
|Britannia Industries||BRITANNIA||Consumer Goods|
|Container Corporation of India||CONCOR||Services - Transport & Logistics|
|General Insurance Corporation of India||GICRE||Financial Services|
|Godrej Consumer Products Limited||GODREJCP||Consumer Goods|
|ICICI Prudential Life Insurance||ICICIPRULI||Financial Services|
|Interglobe Aviation||INDIGO||Services - Transport & Logistics|
|L&T Finance||L&TFH||Financial Services|
|LIC Housing Finance||LICHSGFIN||Financial Services|
|Motherson Sumi Systems||MOTHERSUMI||Automobile|
|NHPC Limited||NHPC||Energy - Power|
|Oil India||OIL||Energy - Oil & Gas|
|Oracle Financial Services Software||OFSS||Information Technology|
|Petronet LNG||PETRONET||Energy - Oil & Gas|
|Power Finance Corporation||PFC||Financial Services|
|Procter & Gamble||PGHH||Consumer Goods|
|Punjab National Bank||PNB||Banking|
|SBI Life Insurance Company||SBILIFE||Financial Services|
|Shriram Transport Finance||SRTRANSFIN||Financial Services|
|Sun TV Network||SUNTV||Media & Entertainment|
|United Spirits||MCDOWELL-N||Consumer Goods|
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