A Look at the Top 8 Highest Weighted Stocks on the Nifty?

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Did you know that Tobacco to Hotels Major ITC has the highest weightage in the CNX Nifty. Take a look at the various other stocks. Please note, that the weightage is as on Sept 30 and changes every second during trading on the exchanges. However, while the weightage may change the positions of the companies is expected to remain the same.

ITC in the Number One Position

Tobacco to Hotel to FMCG to Paper Manufacturer, ITC has the highest weightage in the Nifty. As on Sept 30 the weightage was as much as 7.64 per cent. What this means is that should the price of ITC rally, it could well push indices higher given its significant weightage in the Nifty.

Infosys at Number Two

Infosys had a weightage of 6.73 as on Sept 30, 2014 in the Nifty. However, the stock has rallied in the last couple of months and the weightage now may even be more currently.

Highest Weight Among Banks

ICICI Bank has the third highest weightage in the Nifty and is more than 6.17 per cent. The weightage is the highest among banks, which themselves have a very high weight as an industry. 


Housing Finance lender, HDFC also has a similar weightage in excess of 6.15 per cent in the Nifty. This makes it two in a row for the financial services sector, which has a weightage of more than 20 per cent in the Nifty.

A Decent Weightage

Sister company of HDFC, HDFC Bank which is the second largest private sector bank in the country has a weightage of around the six per cent on the Nifty.

Making a Mark

India's largest private sector company, Reliance Industries has a weightage of 5.79 per cent on the Nifty. Sometime ago the number was far ahead, but has now been overtaken.

Reliance followed by TCS

Reliance Industries  is closely followed by Tata Consultancy Services, which had a weightage of 5.20 per cent as on Sept 30, 2014.

An Engineering Giant

Blue chip engineering major, Larsen and Toubro has the 7th highest weightage in the Nifty of 4.43 per cent. The company's equity base continues to remain low, which is one reason why its weightage may not be very high.

Another Blue Chip

Jaguar Land Rover owner, Tata Motors has a weightage of 3.3 per cent. Should the stock price rally there is a scope for further increase in the weightage. 

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Story first published: Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:54 [IST]
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