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What is Nifty 50 Index – List of Nifty 50 Stocks

Stock Market Indices give an insight into the overall trends of the capital markets and sentiment of the investors / traders towards a particular stock or set of stocks in an industry. Simply, an index is the stock exchange creating a portfolio of the top companies held by it based on market capitalization in the respective category.

Some of the important stock market indices in India are:

  • Benchmark indices like NSE Nifty and BSE Sensex
  • Broad-based indices like Nifty 50 and BSE 100
  • Indices based on market capitalization like the BSE Laregcap, BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap
  • Sector indices like Bank Nifty, Fin Nifty, Nifty FMCG Index and CNX IT

In this article we will deep dive into Nifty 50 index and the list of stocks in Nifty 50.

What is Nifty 50?

Nifty 50 index is one of the most important stock market index in India. It has 50 major companies across 13 sectors that represent the overall economic conditions of the Indian economy. It is an ideal index for derivatives trading. Furthermore, it was launched in 1996 by NSE Indices Limited (formerly known as India Index Services & Products Limited).

Eligibility criteria for getting listed under Nifty 50

Below are the eligibility criteria’s that must be fulfilled by a company to become a part of the Nifty 50 index:

  1. The company must be based in India and listed on the NSE.
  2. The stock must be available for trading in the NSE’s Futures & Options. Also, the stock must be a part of NIFTY 100 index.
  3. Equity securities with Differential Voting Rights are eligible to be a part of the Nifty 50 index, provided they fulfil certain requirements.
  4. The stock under consideration must have traded at an average impact cost of 0.50% or less, over the course of last 6 months for 90% of the observations.
  5. The company’s trading frequency must be 100% for the previous 6 months.
  6. The avg. free float market capitalisation of the company must be at least 1.5 times the average free float market capitalisation of the smallest constituent of the Nifty 50.

Nifty 50 – Portfolio Characteristics

MethodologyFree Float Market Capitalization
Number of Constituents50
Launch DateApril 22, 1996 
Base DateNovember 03, 1995
Base Value1000
Calculation FrequencyReal Time
Index RebalancingSemi-Annually

Nifty 50 – Weightage of Different Sectors

SectorWeightage
Financial Services36.14%
IT17.66%
Oil & Gas12.74%
Consumable Goods10.61%
Automobiles05.21%
Metals03.79%
Pharmaceuticals03.31%
Construction02.99%
Cement & Cement Products02.29%
Telecom02.21%
Power01.84%
Services0.71%
Fertilisers & Pesticides0.50%
*Data as of April 2022

List of Nifty 50 Stocks – By Sector and Weightage

Company NameIndustryWeightage
Reliance IndustriesOil & Gas11.09%
InfosysIT8.67%
HDFC BankFinancial Services8.51%
ICICI BankFinancial Services7.35%
HDFCFinancial Services5.83%
TCSIT5.02%
Kotak Mahindra BankFinancial Services3.69%
Larsen & ToubroConstruction2.99%
Hindustan UnileverConsumable Goods2.64%
Axis BankFinancial Services2.61%
ITCConsumable Goods2.57%
State Bank of IndiaFinancial Services2.53%
Bajaj FinanceFinancial Services2.53%
Bharti AirtelTelecom2.21%
Asian PaintsConsumable Goods1.95%
HCL TechnologiesIT1.67%
Maruti Suzuki IndiaAutomobile1.51%
TitanConsumable Goods1.45%
Bajaj FinservFinancial Services1.33%
Tata SteelMetals1.25%
Sun PharmaceuticalPharmaceuticals1.19%
Tech MahindraIT1.15%
Hindalco IndustriesMetals1.13%
WiproIT1.12%
Tata MotorsAutomobile1.04%
Mahindra & MahindraAutomobile1.03%
UltraTech CementCement & Cement Products0.97%
Power Grid Corporation of IndiaPower0.95%
NTPCPower0.86%
Nestle IndiaConsumable Goods0.85%
JSW SteelMetals0.84%
Grasim IndustriesCement & Cement Products0.82%
IndusInd BankFinancial Services0.80%
ONGCOil & Gas0.74%
Divi’s LaboratoriesPharmaceuticals0.71%
Adani Ports and SEZServices0.69%
Dr. Reddy’s LaboratoriesPharmaceuticals0.67%
HDFC LifeFinancial Services0.66%
CiplaPharmaceuticals0.65%
SBI LifeFinancial Services0.67%
Bajaj AutoAutomobile0.63%
Tata Consumer ProductsConsumable Goods0.59%
Britannia IndustriesConsumable Goods0.55%
UPLFertilisers & Pesticides0.50%
Eicher MotorsAutomobile0.49%
Coal IndiaMetals0.48%
BPCLOil & Gas0.47%
Hero MotoCorpAutomobile0.46%
Shree CementCement & Cement Products0.45%
Indian Oil CorporationOil & Gas0.44%
*Data as of April 2022

How to invest in Nifty 50 stocks?

To invest in Nifty 50 you need to open Demat account online with a trustworthy stock broker. Also, following investment advice from experts is great but doing your own analysis is very crucial. Start today, start slow and build your wealth gradually. Setting long-term investment strategy will help you better grasp the value of investing.

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Disclaimer: This blog is not to be construed as investment advice. Trading and investing in the securities market carries risk. Please do your own due diligence or consult a trained financial professional before investing.

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