Sunday, March 29, 2009

>Nifty changing to free float method (KR CHOKSEY)

Proposed changes in Nifty composition

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced that it will switch to a free float market capitalization methodology for calculating the value of the S&P CNX Nifty against the full market capitalization weighted methodology used at present. The new formula will come into effect
from June 26, 2009.

Our Key Findings

• Weightage of a stock in the Nifty will be proportional to the public shareholding (non-promoter holding – free float market capitalization method)

• Till now, the weightage was proportional to the market capitalization of the company. So, a company with low public shareholding, but high market capitalizations used to have a higher weightage. This is set to change.

To see full report: NIFTY



It is nice to hear that nifty is going to change. Now onwards more retailers participation will have a say in the movement of nifty and it will become more meaningful