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Market cap of BSE listed firms hits new high

SI Reporter / Mumbai 12 Oct 17 | 04:50 PM

The total market capitalization of BSE-listed companies touched a new high of Rs 137.56 lakh crore on Thursday, after a strong gain in heavyweight stocks like Reliance Industries (RIL) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Investor wealth of BSE-listed firms, measured by market capitalisation (m-cap), had seen a previous record high of Rs 136.88 lakh crore scaled on September 19, 2017, the BSE data shows.

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RIL closed record high of Rs 873 on the BSE ahead of its July-September quarter (Q2FY18) results tomorrow. The company’s m-cap gained by Rs 20,328 crore  to Rs 5.52 lakh today. TCS is scheduled to declare its Q2FY18 results today, has seen m-cap gain of Rs 9,195 crore in single day.

The two recently listed insurance companies SBI Life Insurance Company and ICICI Lombard General Insurance added Rs 1-lakh crore in total m-cap, also led the BSE m-cap to hit new high.

In absolute terms, another seven stocks – Coal India, Avenue Supermarts (D-Mart), Adani Transmission, Bharti Infratel, NTPC, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have contributed more than Rs 5,000 crore each in m-cap increase since September 19, 2017.

The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex ended 1% higher at 32,182 today, is less than 2% away from its all-time high level of 32,686 touched on August 2, in intra-day deal.

 Price on BSE in RsM-cap Rs croreCompany11/10/201712/10/2017% chg12/10/2017Gain*Reliance Ind840.40872.503.82552,51520327TCS2500.502548.551.92487,8699198HDFC Bank1790.401815.451.40469,1126473Hindustan Unilever1217.401238.201.71268,0084502Bharti Infratel410.60432.555.3580,0054060Avenue Supermarts1214.601269.354.5179,2183417Sun Pharma525.80539.402.59129,4183263Hindalco249.30263.605.7459,1603209Kotak Mahindra Bank1044.051058.401.37201,5192732Maruti Suzuki7820.057904.401.08238,7762548Hindustan Zinc309.20314.801.81133,0122366Vedanta313.70319.701.91118,8392230Axis Bank515.55524.651.77125,7952182Britannia Ind4378.504558.154.1054,7212157ITC265.40267.000.60325,3021949      Market-cap gain in Rs crore over October 10, 2017

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