Nikkei Index

Nikkei index is most widely quoted price-weighted average of 225 largest Japanese companies traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Nikkei Index or Nikkei 225 Index is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). It has been calculated daily by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) newspaper since 1950. It is a price-weighted average (the unit is yen), and the components are reviewed once a year. Currently, the Nikkei is the most widely quoted average of Japanese equities.

Calculation Of Nikkei Index

Nikkei index is beside Dow Jones Index one of the rare price-weighted stock market indices; majority of indices is weighted by free-float market capitalization. The characteristic of price weighted indices is that they are affected by high-priced stock.

Nikkei Index is calculated from a selection of 225 domestic common stocks listed on the First Section of TSE. Stocks are weighted on the Nikkei 225 by giving an equal weighting based on a par value of 50 yen per share. Events such as stock splits, removals and additions of constituents impact upon the effective weighting of individual stocks and the divisor. The unit in which Nikkei index value is expressed is Yen.

Selection Of Nikkei Index Components

The Nikkei 225 is designed to reflect the overall market, so there is no specific weighting of industries. In order to provide accurate market movements and sector balance, constituent review of indices for the Nikkei225 is conducted annually.

Nikkei Index Historical Chart

Nikkei index began to be calculated on September 7, 1950, retroactively calculated back to May 16, 1949. The Nikkei index hit its all-time high on December 29, 1989, during the peak of the Japanese asset price bubble, when it reached an intra-day high of 38,957.44 before closing at 38,915.87. The latest minimal value of the index was reached in October 2008, when index reached the 6,994.90 level.

Nikkei Index

Nikkei Index Sector Allocation

The Nikkei index has the following sector allocation (as of 6/22/2010):

  • Industrial Goods & Services: 25.67%
  • Retail: 10.94%
  • Technology: 10.93%
  • Personal & Household Goods: 10.08%
  • Health Care: 8.74%
  • Automobiles & Parts: 7.46%
  • Chemicals: 4.46%
  • Food & Beverage: 3.93%
  • Financial Services: 3.69%
  • Basic Resources: 3.35%
  • Construction & Materials: 2.01%
  • Telecommunications: 1.95%
  • Media: 1.76%
  • Travel & Leisure: 1.69%
  • Banks: 1.48%
  • Insurance: 0.84%
  • Utilities: 0.57%
  • Oil & Gas: 0.45%

Nikkei Index Components

The Nikkei index components shown in table below are sorted by weightings and valid as of 6/22/2010.

FR HOLDINGS CO.LTD.JP3802300008Retail5,68%
FANUC LTDJP3802400006Industrial Goods & Services4,34%
KYOCERA CORP.JP3249600002Industrial Goods & Services3,24%
SOFTBANK CORP.JP3436100006Retail2,94%
CANON INC.JP3242800005Technology2,32%
TOKYO ELECTRON LTDJP3571400005Technology2,29%
HONDA MOTORJP3854600008Automobiles & Parts2,22%
TDK CORP.JP3538800008Industrial Goods & Services2,19%
SHIN-ETSU CHEM.JP3371200001Chemicals1,96%
TERUMO CORP.JP3546800008Health Care1,81%
KDDI CORP.JP3496400007Telecommunications1,75%
SECOM CO. LTDJP3421800008Industrial Goods & Services1,64%
ADVANTEST CORP.JP3122400009Technology1,61%
TAKEDA PHARM.CO.LTD.JP3463000004Health Care1,57%
NTT DATA CORP.JP3165700000Technology1,54%
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP. YN 50JP3633400001Automobiles & Parts1,33%
ASTELLAS PHARMA INC.JP3942400007Health Care1,21%
EISAI CO. LTDJP3160400002Health Care1,21%
DAIKIN IND. LTDJP3481800005Industrial Goods & Services1,17%
TREND MICRO INC.JP3637300009Technology1,10%
Fujifilm Holdings Corp.JP3814000000Personal & Household Goods1,09%
DENSO CORP.JP3551500006Automobiles & Parts1,05%
Sony Corp.JP3435000009Personal & Household Goods1,04%
DENTSU INC.JP3551520004Media0,99%
OLYMPUS CORP.JP3201200007Personal & Household Goods0,94%
SEVEN & I HLDGS CO. LTDJP3422950000Retail0,87%
KAO CORP.JP3205800000Personal & Household Goods0,86%
SHISEIDO CO. LTDJP3351600006Personal & Household Goods0,79%
MITSUBISHI CORP.JP3898400001Industrial Goods & Services0,78%
SUZUKI MOTORJP3397200001Automobiles & Parts0,77%
HITACHI CONSTR.MACH.JP3787000003Industrial Goods & Services0,72%
MITSUMI EL.JP3904400003Technology0,70%
KOMATSU LTDJP3304200003Industrial Goods & Services0,69%
SHIONOGI + CO. LTDJP3347200002Health Care0,69%
NIKON CORP.JP3657400002Personal & Household Goods0,68%
CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICALJP3519400000Health Care0,67%
SUMITOMO RTY DEV.JP3409000001Financial Services0,66%
NGK INSULATORSJP3695200000Industrial Goods & Services0,65%
DAIICHI SANKYO CO. LTDJP3475350009Health Care0,65%
ASAHI BREWERIESJP3116000005Food & Beverage0,63%
Konami 100 Yen1kJP3300200007Personal & Household Goods0,62%
BRIDGESTONE CORP.JP3830800003Automobiles & Parts0,61%
JAPAN TOBACCOJP3726800000Personal & Household Goods0,61%
JGC CORP.JP3667600005Industrial Goods & Services0,59%
TOYO SEIKANJP3613400005Industrial Goods & Services0,58%
MITSUI FUDOSAN LTDJP3893200000Financial Services0,56%
TAIYO YUDEN CO. LTDJP3452000007Industrial Goods & Services0,55%
MITSUBISHI EST.JP3899600005Financial Services0,55%
TOYOTA TSUSHOJP3635000007Basic Resources0,53%
RICOH CO. LTDJP3973400009Technology0,53%
YAMATO HLDGS CO.LTD.JP3940000007Industrial Goods & Services0,51%
TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS INC.JP3910660004Insurance0,51%
SUMITOMO MET.MNGJP3402600005Basic Resources0,50%
Panasonic Corp.JP3866800000Personal & Household Goods0,50%
KIRIN Holdings Co. LtdJP3258000003Food & Beverage0,48%
MITSUI + CO.JP3893600001Industrial Goods & Services0,47%
NIPPON MEAT PACKERSJP3743000006Food & Beverage0,47%
KURARAY CO. LTD Y 50JP3269600007Chemicals0,46%
SUMITOMO EL.IND.JP3407400005Industrial Goods & Services0,45%
NISSAN CHEM.JP3670800006Chemicals0,45%
DAI NIPPON PRINTGJP3493800001Media0,44%
CRED. SAISON CO.LTDJP3271400008Financial Services0,44%
MITSUBISHI LOGISTICSJP3902000003Industrial Goods & Services0,44%
NISSHIN SEI.JP3676800000Food & Beverage0,42%
SHARPJP3359600008Personal & Household Goods0,41%
SUMITOMO CORP.JP3404600003Industrial Goods & Services0,39%
KIKKOMAN CORP.JP3240400006Food & Beverage0,39%
AEON CO.LTD.JP3388200002Retail0,39%
JTEKT CORP.JP3292200007Automobiles & Parts0,38%
Panasonic Electr. Works Co.Ltd.JP3867600003Construction & Materials0,38%
ASAHI GLASSJP3112000009Construction & Materials0,38%
KONICA MINOLTA HLDGS INC.JP3300600008Personal & Household Goods0,38%
ISETAN MITSUKOSHI HLDGSJP3894900004Financial Services0,38%
YAMAHA CORP.JP3942600002Personal & Household Goods0,37%
NISSHINBO HOLDINGS INC.JP3678000005Personal & Household Goods0,37%
ALPS EL.CO.LTDJP3126400005Industrial Goods & Services0,36%
JAPAN STEEL WKS LTDJP3721400004Industrial Goods & Services0,35%
DAIWA HOUSE IND.JP3505000004Personal & Household Goods0,34%
Hyowa Hakko Kirin Co. LtdJP3256000005Health Care0,34%
COMSYS HLDGS CORP.JP3305530002Construction & Materials0,33%
AJINOMOTOJP3119600009Food & Beverage0,33%
SEKISUI HOUSEJP3420600003Personal & Household Goods0,32%
ODAKYU EL. RWYJP3196000008Travel & Leisure0,31%
SHIZUOKA BK LTDJP3351200005Banks0,31%
ITOCHU CORP.JP3143600009Industrial Goods & Services0,31%
MITSUBISHI EL. CORP.JP3902400005Industrial Goods & Services0,31%
TOPPAN PRINTGJP3629000005Media0,31%
NIPPON KAYAKUJP3694400007Health Care0,31%
CENTRAL JAP RWYJP3566800003Industrial Goods & Services0,31%
KUBOTA CORP.JP3266400005Industrial Goods & Services0,30%
UNY CO. LTDJP3949600005Retail0,30%
CHIYODA CORP.JP3528600004Industrial Goods & Services0,29%
DAINIPP.SUMIT.PHARMAJP3495000006Health Care0,29%
NISSAN MOTORJP3672400003Automobiles & Parts0,28%
NSK LTD.JP3720800006Industrial Goods & Services0,28%
PAC. MET. CO. LTDJP3448000004Basic Resources0,27%
MARUI GROUP CO. LTDJP3870400003Retail0,27%
SHOWA SHELL SEKIYUJP3366800005Oil & Gas0,26%
YOKOGAWA EL.JP3955000009Industrial Goods & Services0,26%
MITSUI OSK LINESJP3362700001Industrial Goods & Services0,26%
MS&AD INS.GRP HLDGSJP3890310000Insurance0,26%
MATSUI SECURITIES CO. LTDJP3863800003Financial Services0,25%
GS YUASA CORP.JP3385820000Industrial Goods & Services0,25%
TOTO LTDJP3596200000Construction & Materials0,25%
CASIO COMPUTERJP3209000003Personal & Household Goods0,24%
FUJITSU LTDJP3818000006Technology0,24%
EAST JAPAN RWYJP3783600004Travel & Leisure0,24%
OKUMA Corp.JP3172100004Automobiles & Parts0,23%
NKSJ HOLDINGS INC.JP3165000005Basic Resources0,23%
KEIO CORP.JP3277800003Travel & Leisure0,23%
CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO.LTD.JP3352400000Personal & Household Goods0,23%
INPEX CORP.JP3294460005Basic Resources0,23%
NOMURA HLDGSJP3762600009Financial Services0,22%
FUJI HEAVY IND.JP3814800003Automobiles & Parts0,22%
SUMITOMO HEAVYJP3405400007Industrial Goods & Services0,22%
CHIBA BK LTDJP3511800009Banks0,22%
MINEBEA CO. LTDJP3906000009Industrial Goods & Services0,21%
KEISEI EL. RWYJP3278600006Travel & Leisure0,21%
MARUBENI CORP.JP3877600001Industrial Goods & Services0,20%
ASAHI KASEIJP3111200006Chemicals0,20%
TOKAI CARBONJP3560800009Food & Beverage0,20%
TOBU RAILWAYJP3597800006Travel & Leisure0,20%
HINO MOTORS LTDJP3792600003Industrial Goods & Services0,20%
TOSHIBA CORP.JP3592200004Industrial Goods & Services0,20%
Dowa Holdings Inc.JP3638600001Basic Resources0,19%
J.FRONT RETAILINGJP3386380004Retail0,19%
TAKARA HLDGSJP3459600007Food & Beverage0,19%
HOKUETSU KISHU PAPERJP3841800000Basic Resources0,19%
SUMITOMO TR.BKGJP3405000005Banks0,19%
TORAY IND.JP3621000003Chemicals0,19%
DENKI KAGAKU KOGYOJP3549600009Chemicals0,19%
JX HOLDINGS INC.JP3386450005Oil & Gas0,18%
OJI PAPER CO. LTDJP3174410005Basic Resources0,18%
YOKOHAMA RUBBERJP3955800002Automobiles & Parts0,18%
FUJIKURA LTDJP3811000003Industrial Goods & Services0,18%
Mitsubishi UFJ FINL GRPJP3902900004Banks0,17%
CSK HOLDINGS CORP.JP3346400009Technology0,17%
BK OF YOKOHAMAJP3955400001Banks0,17%
NIPPON EXPRESS CO.JP3729400006Industrial Goods & Services0,17%
TOKYO GAS CO. LTDJP3573000001Utilities0,17%
EBARA CORP.JP3166000004Industrial Goods & Services0,17%
FURUKAWA EL.JP3827200001Industrial Goods & Services0,17%
SAPPORO HOLDINGSJP3320800000Food & Beverage0,17%
DAIWA SEC. GRP INC.JP3502200003Financial Services0,16%
NTN CORP.JP3165600002Industrial Goods & Services0,16%
KAWASAKI KISENJP3223800008Industrial Goods & Services0,16%
NICHIREI CORP.JP3665200006Food & Beverage0,15%
SUMITOMO CHEM.JP3401400001Chemicals0,15%
OBAYASHI CORP.JP3190000004Construction & Materials0,15%
MEIJI HOLDINGS CO.LTDJP3918000005Food & Beverage0,15%
FUKUOKA FINL GROUPJP3805010000Financial Services0,15%
NIPPON TEL. TEL.JP3735400008Telecommunications0,15%
TOKYU CORP.JP3574200006Travel & Leisure0,15%
MITSUBISHI RAYONJP3903600009Chemicals0,15%
HITACHI LTDJP3788600009Industrial Goods & Services0,14%
TOHO ZINCJP3599000001Basic Resources0,14%
NIPPON YUSENJP3753000003Industrial Goods & Services0,14%
MEIDENSHA CORP.JP3919800007Technology0,14%
TOKYU LD CORP.JP3569000007Financial Services0,14%
MITSUBISHI HEAVYJP3900000005Industrial Goods & Services0,13%
CHUO MITSUI TRUST HLDGS Inc.JP3892100003Banks0,13%
WEST JAPAN RWYJP3659000008Travel & Leisure0,13%
OSAKA GAS CO. LTDJP3180400008Utilities0,13%
SHIMIZU CORP.JP3358800005Construction & Materials0,13%
PIONEER CORP.JP3780200006Personal & Household Goods0,13%
NIPPON SODA CO.LTDJP3726200003Chemicals0,13%
NIPPON STEELJP3381000003Basic Resources0,13%
ISUZU MOTORS LTDJP3137200006Industrial Goods & Services0,12%
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYSJP3429800000Travel & Leisure0,12%
JFE HOLDINGS INC.JP3386030005Basic Resources0,12%
NIPPON SUISANJP3718800000Food & Beverage0,11%
FUJI ELECTRIC HLDGSJP3820000002Industrial Goods & Services0,11%
MITSUI CHEMICALSJP3888300005Chemicals0,11%
MITSUI MNG SMELTGJP3888400003Basic Resources0,11%
TEIJIN LTDJP3544000007Chemicals0,11%
TOSOH CORP.JP3595200001Chemicals0,10%
NIPPON PAPER GRPJP3754300006Basic Resources0,10%
NEC CORP.JP3733000008Technology0,10%
MITSUBISHI MAT.JP3903000002Basic Resources0,10%
NIPPON SHEET GLASSJP3686800008Construction & Materials0,10%
TOKYO DOME CORP.JP3587600002Travel & Leisure0,10%
TOKYO EL. PWRJP3585800000Utilities0,10%
KAWASAKI HEAVY IND.JP3224200000Industrial Goods & Services0,10%
UBE IND. LTDJP3158800007Chemicals0,10%
MITSUBISHI CHEM. HLDGSJP3897700005Chemicals0,09%
HEIWA REAL ESTATEJP3834800009Financial Services0,09%
MAZDA MOTOR CORPJP3868400007Automobiles & Parts0,09%
Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd.JP3373800006Financial Services0,09%
CHUBU EL. PWRJP3526600006Utilities0,09%
SUMITOMO MET. IND.JP3402200004Basic Resources0,09%
KANSAI EL. PWRJP3228600007Utilities0,09%
NITTO BOSEKIJP3684400009Food & Beverage0,09%
KAJIMA CORP.JP3210200006Construction & Materials0,09%
T + D HOLDINGS INC.JP3539220008Insurance0,08%
CLARION CO. LTDJP3269200006Technology0,08%
MITSUI ENG. SHIPB.JP3891600003Industrial Goods & Services0,08%
SUMITOMO OSAKA CEM.JP3400900001Construction & Materials0,08%
KOBE STEELJP3289800009Basic Resources0,07%
SUMCO CORP.JP3322930003Industrial Goods & Services0,07%
SHOWA DENKO K.K.JP3368000000Chemicals0,07%
TAISEI CORP.JP3443600006Construction & Materials0,07%
NISSHIN STEELJP3676000007Basic Resources0,07%
TOYOBO CO.JP3619800000Personal & Household Goods0,06%
MIZUHO FINL GROUPJP3885780001Banks0,06%
IHI Corp.JP3134800006Industrial Goods & Services0,06%
MARUHA NICHIRO HLDGS INC.JP3876700000Food & Beverage0,06%
TOHO CO. LTDJP3598600009Personal & Household Goods0,06%
YAHOO JAPAN CORP.JP3933800009Technology0,06%
NTT DOCOMO INC.JP3165650007Telecommunications0,05%
SANYO EL.JP3340600000Personal & Household Goods0,05%
NIPPON LT METALJP3700000007Basic Resources0,05%
TAIHEIYO CEMENTJP3449020001Construction & Materials0,05%
HITACHI ZOSEN CORP.JP3789000001Automobiles & Parts0,05%
MITSUBISHI MOTORSJP3899800001Automobiles & Parts0,05%
RESONA HOLDINGS INC.JP3500610005Banks0,04%
MITSUBISHI PAPER M.JP3901200000Food & Beverage0,04%
FURUKAWA CO.JP3826800009Basic Resources0,04%
SHINSEI BANKJP3729000004Banks0,04%
OKI EL. IND.JP3194000000Technology0,03%
UNITIKA LTDJP3951200009Food & Beverage0,03%
MIZUHO TRUST + BKGJP3932800000Banks0,03%
JSAT Holdings Inc.JP3396350005Media0,01%
SOJITZ CORP.JP3663900003Industrial Goods & Services0,01%

Other TSE Indices

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) calculates and publishes TOPIX (Tokyo Stock Price Index) and its sub-indices including TOPIX New index Series.

TOPIX is a free-float adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is calculated based on all the domestic common stocks listed on the TSE First Section. TOPIX shows the measure of current market capitalization assuming that market capitalization as of the base date (January 4 ,1968) is 100 point.

TOPIX New Index Series (TOPIX Core30, TOPIX Large70, TOPIX 100, TOPIX Mid400, TOPIX 500, TOPIX 1000, TOPIX Small) are selected based on free-float adjusted market capitalization and liquidity from the companies completed its listed as of the base date for selection.

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