Group A:It is the most tracked class of scripts consisting of about 200 scripts. Marketcapitalization is one key factor in deciding which scrip should be classified inGroup A.At present there are 216 companies in the A group.Group S:“The Exchange has introduced a new segment named “BSE Indonext” w.e.f. January 7, 2005. The “S” Group represents scripts forming part of the “BSE-Indonext” segment. “S” group csists of scripts from “B1” & “B2” group on BSE and companies exclusively listed on regional stock exchanges having capital of 3 crores to 30 crores. All trades in thissegment are done through BOLT system under S group.”Group Z:“The ‘Z’ group was introduced by the Exchange in July 1999 and includes the companieswhich have failed to comply with the listing requirements of the Exchange and/orhave failed to resolve investor complaints or have not made the required arrangements with both the Depositories, viz., Central Depository Services (I) Ltd. (CDSL) and National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL) for dematerialization of their securities.”Group B1 & B2:All companies not included in group ‘A’, ‘S’ or ‘Z’ are clubbed under this category. B1 isanked higher than B2.B1 and B2 groups will be merged as a single Group B effective from March 2008.Group T:“It consists of scripts which are traded on trade to trade basis.”Group TS:“The “TS” Group consists of scripts in the “BSE-Indonext” segments which are settled on atrade to trade basis as a surveillance measure.”Besides these equity groups there are two other groups i.e. Fixed Income Securities (Group F) and Government Securities (Group G).These groupings are done primarily on the basis of1:Compliance with SEBI parameters2:Tradingand settlement cyclesOf the lot"A" "B1,B2" "C" "Z" are from the equities
Group is a category where there is a facility for carry forward (Badla)to the next settlement cycle. These are companies with fairly good growth record in terms of dividend and capital appreciation. The scrips in this group are classified on the basis of equity capital, market capitalisation, number of years of listing on the exchange, public share holding, floating stock, trading volume etc.
Group is the next best/safest group after A group in terms of market capitalisation and liquidity.
Also termed as the trade to trade group. They are smaller companies which are less safe/stable so BSE monitors them more carefully. In this category shareshave to be settled in delivery for all buys and sells. Short selling, intra daytrading is not allowed. This is a part of the survelience from the BSE to counter any manipulation in such scrips by brokers.
Group category comprises of shares of the companies which does not comply with the rules and regulations of the Stock Exchange and are at times suspended from trading due to the above said reasonsThe "S" Group represents scrips forming part of the "BSE-Indonext" segment.