Nifty 50 stocks with weights for August 2020

Published: August 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

Nifty 50 stocks with index weightage and market capitalization are tabulated for August 2020. These 50 out of the 1600 companies traded on the NSErepresenting 65% its float-adjusted market capitalization. The index started trading in April 1996.

To be included in the Nifty, a stock must have an impact cost of less than 0.5% during the last six months for 90% of the observations for a portfolio of Rs. 10 crores. This means that large quantities of stocks can be bought or sold without too much disparity between buying and asking price. This is a good way to measure market liquidity.

Thus the 50 stocks of Nifty represent the most liquid stocks on the NSE weights as per their free-float market capitalization. The base date is November 3, 1995 (1st anniversary of the NSE) and the base value is 1000 with a base capital of Rs 2.06 trillion.

NIfty 50 Calculation

From 26th 2009, the index was created using the float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted method. This is computed by multiplying the market capitalization with an investible weight factor (IWF). The IWF is a measure of shares that are freely available for trading.

IWF = [Total Shares– (A+B +C +D +E +F)] /Total Shares


  • A= Shareholding of promoter and promoter group
  • B= Government holding in the capacity of a strategic investor
  • C= Shares held by promoters through ADR/GDRs.
  • D= Equity held by associate/group companies (cross-holdings)
  • E= Employee Welfare Trusts
  • F= Shares under lock-in category

Market Capitalization = Shares outstanding X Price
Free Float Market Capitalization = Market Capitalization X IWF

The level of the Index reflects the total market value of all the stocks in the Index relative to the base period November 3, 1995
Index Value = (Current Market Value / Base Market Capital )* Base Index Value

Here: Base Market Capital: Rs 2.06 trillion and Base Index Value: 1000

Stocks with the highest free-float market cap have the highest weight in the index.

Index Level= SUM of (Price ×Free Float Market Capitalization)​/Divisor

The SUM is carried out over all the 50 stocks. The divisor is proprietary to the NSE tacking corporate actions into account and changes each time a stock is replaced.

Nifty Sector weights (%) August 2020

The data is as on July 31st 2020. The numbers in parenthesis indicate weights as on June 30th 2020.

  1. Financial services 34.38 (33.16)
  2. Oil & gas 14.76 (16.18)
  3. It 14.17 (16.11)
  4. Consumer goods 13.46 (12.64)
  5. Automobile 5.52 (12.64)
  6. Telecom 3.53 (3.20)
  7. Pharma 3.03 (3.18)
  8. Construction 2.66 (2.38)
  9. Metals 2.58 (2.15)
  10. Cement & cement products 2.31 (2.17)
  11. Power 2.10 (1.88)
  12. Services 0.60 (0.51)
  13. Fertilisers & pesticides 0.54 (0.56)
  14. Media & Entertainment 0.36 (0.27)

Top Ten Nifty 50 Stocks (Aug 2020)

About 62.6% of the Nifty is driven by just these ten stocks. Read more: Is this market rally bad for equity mutual funds (active/passive)?

Stock NameWeightage (%) July 31st 2020
Reliance Industries Ltd.14.00
HDFC Bank Ltd.9.56
Infosys Ltd.7.56
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.6.59
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.5.12
ICICI Bank Ltd.4.80
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.4.27
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.4.22
ITC Ltd.3.62
Bharti Airtel Ltd.2.85

Nifty 50 stocks with weights for August 2020

The data is as on July 31st 2020. HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd. replaces Vedanta Ltd. with effect from July 31st.

Security NameIndustryIndex Mcap (Rs. Crores) July 31st 2020Weightage (%) July 31st 2020Index Mcap (Rs. Crores) June 30th 2020Weightage (%) June 30th 2020
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd.SERVICES236950.51258530.60
Asian Paints Ltd.CONSUMER GOODS773391.65760741.75
Axis Bank Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES974482.08918042.12
Bajaj Auto Ltd.AUTOMOBILE391290.84367990.85
Bajaj Finance Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES860761.84353470.81
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES375280.80749491.73
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.OIL & GAS332130.71300180.69
Bharti Airtel Ltd.TELECOM1331892.851343893.10
Bharti Infratel Ltd.TELECOM163440.35188460.43
Britannia Industries Ltd.CONSUMER GOODS450530.96424630.98
Cipla Ltd.PHARMA365800.78325220.75
Coal India Ltd.METALS270820.58278360.64
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.PHARMA548431.17478541.10
Eicher Motors Ltd.AUTOMOBILE287400.61255310.59
GAIL (India) Ltd.OIL & GAS178720.38188890.44
Grasim Industries Ltd.CEMENT & CEMENT PRODUCTS249850.53244580.56
HCL Technologies Ltd.IT765471.64604441.39
HDFC Bank Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES4476369.5646196010.65
HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES455840.97
Hero MotoCorp Ltd.AUTOMOBILE347490.74330670.76
Hindalco Industries Ltd.METALS238140.51213460.49
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.CONSUMER GOODS1973064.221946374.49
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES3082106.593034886.99
ICICI Bank Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES2245754.802275865.25
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.OIL & GAS224820.48216940.50
IndusInd Bank Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES316030.68286490.66
Infosys Ltd.IT3538307.562695666.21
ITC Ltd.CONSUMER GOODS1694443.621698803.92
JSW Steel Ltd.METALS223600.48192230.44
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.FINANCIAL SERVICES1999894.271992134.59
Larsen & Toubro Ltd.CONSTRUCTION1115752.381152642.66
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.AUTOMOBILE580531.24488871.13
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.AUTOMOBILE832411.78776001.79
Nestle India Ltd.CONSUMER GOODS589411.26612681.41
NTPC Ltd.POWER421800.90464471.07
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.OIL & GAS285660.61296790.68
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.POWER457070.98448221.03
Reliance Industries Ltd.OIL & GAS65520914.0054014912.45
Shree Cement Ltd.CEMENT & CEMENT PRODUCTS289840.62307730.71
State Bank of IndiaFINANCIAL SERVICES734711.57684821.58
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.PHARMA574081.23510641.18
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.IT2396995.122187655.04
Tata Motors Ltd.AUTOMOBILE187490.40176030.41
Tata Steel Ltd.METALS272340.58242900.56
Tech Mahindra Ltd.IT421460.90335980.77
Titan Company Ltd.CONSUMER GOODS435310.93396330.91
UltraTech Cement Ltd.CEMENT & CEMENT PRODUCTS475341.02449511.04
UPL Ltd.FERTILISERS & PESTICIDES263040.56233910.54
Vedanta Ltd.METALSExit193800.45
Wipro Ltd.IT417420.89326350.75
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT126610.27156130.36

Source: NSE monthly reports

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