What is Nifty IT
The NIFTY Information Technology(IT) index captures the performance of the Indian IT companies. The NIFTY IT Index comprises of 10 companies listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE). The NIFTY IT index is computed using free float market capitalization method with a base date of Jan 1, 1996 indexed to a base value of 1000 wherein the level of the index reflects total free float market value of all the stocks in the index relative to a particular base market capitalization value. The base value of the index was revised from 1000 to 100 with effect from May 28, 2004. NIFTY IT Index can be used for a variety of purposes such as benchmarking fund portfolios, launching of index funds, ETFs and structured products.
Nifty IT Companies List and its Weightage (1st July 2023)
Tata Consultancy Services
Tech Mahindra Ltd.
HCL Technologies Ltd.
Persistent Systems Ltd.
L&T Technology Services
How Nifty IT Stocks are Selected
Eligibility Criteria for Selection of Constituent Stocks:
i. Companies should form part of NIFTY 500 at the time of review. In case, the number of eligible stocks representing a particular sector within NIFTY 500 falls below 10, then deficit number of stocks shall be selected from the universe of stocks ranked within top 800 based on both average daily turnover and average daily full market capitalisation based on previous six months period data used for index rebalancing of NIFTY 500.
ii. Companies should form a part of the IT sector.
iii. The company's trading frequency should be at least 90% in the last six months.
iv. The company should have a listing history of 6 months. A company which comes out with an IPO will be eligible for inclusion in the index, if it fulfills the normal eligibility criteria for the index for a 3 month period instead of a 6 month period.
v. Final selection of 10 companies shall be done based on the free-float market capitalization. A preference shall be given to companies that are available for trading in NSE’s Futures & Options segment at the time of final selection.
vi. Weightage of each stock in the index is calculated based on its free-float market capitalization such that no single stock shall be more than 33% and weightage of top 3 stocks cumulatively shall not be more than 62% at the time of rebalancing.
Index is re-balanced on semi-annual basis. The cut-off date is January 31 and July 31 of each year, i.e. For semi-annual review of indices, average data for six months ending the cut-off date is considered. Four weeks prior notice is given to market from the date of change.
A professional team manages all NSE indices. There is a three-tier governance structure comprising the Board of Directors of NSE Indices Limited, the Index Advisory Committee (Equity) and the Index Maintenance Sub-Committee.