How many companies that were part of Sensex in 1978 are still there in 2014?

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How many companies that were part of Sensex in 1978 are still there in 2014?
The BSE Sensex or the S&P BSE Sensex as they call it today is a list of 30 companies that form part of the BSE Index (Sensex). These companies are taken from diverse sectors and with a high market capitalisation. The base value of the S&P BSE SENSEX is taken as 100 on 1 April 1979, and its base year as 1978-79, which is why we have taken companies that were there in 1978.

Here is a list of companies that formed part of the Sensex in 1978. Today, most of them are no longer among the Sensex companies and have had to make way for other stocks. The reason could be plenty. Many of the companies have not performed well during the last three and half decades, while others have had to make way for better represntation from various industries. For eaxmple, there was no IT industry in 1978 and today we have had to represent IT companies in the Sensex. Take a look at stocks that formed part of the Sensex on Jan 1, 1978 and where they stand today.

* Asian Cables (not in Sensex anymore)

* Ballarpur Industries (not in Sensex anymore)

* Bombay Burmah (not in Sensex anymore)

* Ceat Ltd (not in Sensex anymore)

* Century Textiles (not in Sensex anymore)

* Crompton Greaves (not in Sensex anymore)

* Glaxo Smithkline (not in Sensex anymore)

* Grasim (not in Sensex anymore)

* GSFC (not in Sensex anymore)

* Hindalco (Sensex stock in 2014)

* Hindustan Motors (not in Sensex anymore)

* HLL (Sensex stock in 2014)

* Indian Hotels (not in Sensex anymore)

* Indian Organics (not in Sensex anymore)

* Indian Rayon (not in Sensex anymore)

* ITC (Sensex stock in 2014)

* Kirloskar Cummins (not in Sensex anymore)

* L&T (Sensex stock in 2014)

* M&M (Sensex stock in 2014)

* Mukand (not in Sensex anymore)

* Nestle (not in Sensex anymore)

* Reliance Industries (Sensex stock in 2014)

* Scindia Shipping (not in Sensex anymore)

* Siemens (not in Sensex anymore)

* Tata Motors (Sensex stock in 2014)

* Tata Power (Sensex stock in 2014)

* Tata Steel (Sensex stock in 2014)

* Zenith (not in Sensex anymore)

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