Five stocks drive Sensex from 50,000 to 60,000: Check details here

Topics Sensex | Indian stock markets | RIL

The Sensex has gone from 50,000 to 60,000 (19.5 per cent gain) in less than eight months. The index closed above the 50,000-level on February 3 and on Friday it topped the 60,000-mark for the first time. 

Interestingly, only five stocks have accounted for over half of the 10,000-point move. These are Reliance Industries (RIL), Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and ICICI Bank. 

In fact, RIL and Infosys account for a third of the gains. This doesn’t mean other stocks have not gained. Bajaj Finserv has almost doubled, but given its low weightage its index contribution is just 5%. 

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