The Exchange operates the following sub-segments in the Equities segment:
In a rolling settlement, each trading day is considered as a trading period and trades executed during the day are settled based on the net obligations for the day.
At NSE, trades in rolling settlement are settled on a T+2 basis i.e. on the 2nd working day. For arriving at the settlement day all intervening holidays, which include bank holidays, NSE holidays, Saturdays and Sundays are excluded. Typically trades taking place on Monday are settled on Wednesday, Tuesday's trades settled on Thursday and so on.
Limited Physical Market
Pursuant to the directive of SEBI to provide an exit route for small investors holding physical shares in securities mandated for compulsory dematerialised settlement, the Exchange has provided a facility for such trading in physical shares not exceeding 500 shares. This market segment is referred to as 'Limited Physical Market' (small window). The Limited Physical Market was introduced on June 7, 1999.
Salient Features of the Limited Physical Market
- Trading is conducted in the Odd Lot market (market type 'O') with Book Type 'OL' and series 'BT'.
- Order quantities should not exceed 500 shares.
- The base price and price bands applicable in the Limited Physical Market are same as those applicable for the corresponding Normal Market on that day.
- Trading hours are the same as that of the normal market and order entry during the pre-open and post-close sessions are not allowed.
- Settlement for all trades would be done on a trade-for-trade basis and delivery obligations arise out of each trade.
Activity Day Trading Rolling Settlement Trading T Clearing Custodial Confirmation T+1 working days Delivery Generation T+1 working days Settlement Securities and Funds pay in T+2 working days Securities and Funds pay out T+2 working days Post Settlement Assigning of shortages for close out T+3 working days Reporting and pick-up of bad delivery T+4 working days Close out of shortages T+4 working days Replacement of bad delivery T+6 working days Reporting of re-bad and pick-up T+8 working days Close out of re-bad delivery T+9 working days
- Orders get matched when both the price and the quantity match in the buy and sell order. Orders with the same price and quantity match on time priority i.e. orders which have come into the system before will get matched first.
- All Good-till-cancelled (GTC)/Good-till-date (GTD) orders placed and remaining as outstanding orders in this segment at the close of market hours shall remain available for next trading day. All orders in this segment, including GTC/GTD orders, will be purged on the last day of the settlement.
- Trading Members are required to ensure that shares are duly registered in the name of the investor(s) before entering orders on their behalf on a trade date.
The Reserve Bank of India had vide a press release on October 21, 1999, clarified that inter-foreign-institutional-investor (inter-FII) transactions do not require prior approval or post-facto confirmation of the Reserve Bank of India, since such transactions do not affect the percentage of overall FII holdings in Indian companies. (Inter FII transactions are however not permitted in securities where the FII holdings have already crossed the overall limit due to any reason).
To facilitate execution of such Inter-Institutional deals in companies where the cut-off limit of FII investment has been reached, the Exchange introduced a new market segment on December 27, 1999.
The securities where FII investors and FII holding has reached the cut-off limit as specified by RBI (2% lower than the ceiling specified by RBI) from time to time would be available for trading in this market type for exclusive selling by FII clients. The cut off limits for companies with 24% ceiling is 22%, for companies with 30% ceiling, is 28% and for companies with 40% ceiling is 38%. Similarly, the cut off limit for public sector banks (including State Bank of India) is 18% whose ceiling is 20%. The list of securities eligible / become ineligible for trading in this market type would be notified to members from time to time.
Salient Features of the Institutional segment
- Trading in this market segment is available for institutional investors only. In order to ensure that the overall FII ceiling limits are not violated, trading members shall be allowed to enter sell orders in this market segment only for their FII clients. However, members can enter buy orders on behalf of FII/FI clients.
- Trading takes place under series type 'IL' under market type 'N'
- The minimum tradable quantity in this market is 1.
- Trading shall be done on T+2 rolling settlement basis only. Settlement of transactions shall be on dematerialised mode only
- The base price and the price bands applicable for this segment are the same as those applicable for the corresponding normal market on that day.
- In case of buy/sell orders, members shall be required to enter the custodial participant code at the time of order entry. Members shall not be allowed the facility of trade warehousing for the IL Market segment.
Qualified Foreign Investor (QFI) segment
SEBI vide circulars CIR/ IMD/FII&C/3/2012 dated January 13, 2012, CIR/ IMD/ FII&C/ 4/ 2012 dated January 25, 2012 provide guideline for Investment by Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI) in Indian Equity Shares.
As per the SEBI circular, when the aggregate shareholding of all the QFIs in a company reaches 8% of the equity paid up capital, the company’s name along with ISIN shall be published in caution list by the depositories and no fresh purchases shall be allowed without prior approval of the depositories. SEBI also advised Exchange to develop separate segment for intra QFI transactions in the equity shares of companies in the caution list, if QFI wish to buy without the prior approval of the depositories.
To facilitate QFIs to trade in companies where the caution limit of QFI investment has been reached and QFI wish to buy without the prior approval of the depositories exchange has introduced new market segment w.e.f. March 20, 2012.
Salient Features of the Institutional QFI segment
- Market Parameters
- In order to ensure that the overall QFI ceiling limits are not violated, trading members shall be allowed to enter sell orders in this market segment only for their QFI clients.
- All other provisions applicable to different market segment (or type) shall also be applicable mutatis-mutandis to this market also.
- QFI transactions in IQ series executed on behalf of Qualified Foreign Investors shall be cleared and settled on a net obligations basis within the sub-segment. Settlement of all transactions shall compulsorily be done in dematerialised mode only. All transactions in IQ series shall be settled under settlement type ‘N’. Settlement Guarantee shall be provided.
- A cash market member may trade and settle the transactions done on behalf of QFIs based on the client codes. The assessment and collection of STT on such trades (EQ and IQ segment) will have to be at the rate applicable to delivery based transactions.
- All other provisions viz. confirmation timings, penalties,
shortages etc. pertaining to IL series shall apply mutatis
mutandis to IQ series.
|Market Type||Normal Market|
|Lot Size||Same as Normal Market|
|Base Price & Price Band||Same as Normal Market|
|Eligible Securities||As mentioned in Caution list by Depositories|
Trade for Trade Segment
The securities in Trade for Trade segment are made available for trading under BE or BT series. The settlement of securities available in this segment is done on a trade for trade basis and no netting off is allowed.
The surveillance action whereby securities are transferred
for trading and settlement on a trade-to-trade basis under BE
series is reviewed at periodic intervals viz fortnightly and
quarterly. The criteria for shifting securities to/from Trade
for Trade segment are decided jointly by the stock exchanges in
consultation with SEBI and reviewed periodically. Securities on
which derivatives products are available shall not be
transferred to Trade for Trade segment.
Criteria for fortnightly review of securities:-
The detailed criteria for transfer of securities to Trade for Trade segment is as follows:
- Price Earnings Multiple (P/E) less than 0 or greater than or equal to upper limit # subject to a minimum of 25 as on the relevant date. (# If Nifty P/E on the relevant date is in the range of 15-20, then the upper limit will be 30. If Nifty P/E>20 or <15 then the difference rounded off to nearest number will be added to or subtracted from 30).
- Price variation greater than or equal to 20% plus Nifty variation for the fortnight; subject to a minimum of 10%.
- Market capitalization less than or equal to the threshold* as calculated in the last quarterly review subject to an upper limit of Rs. 500 crores as on the relevant date.
*Market capitalization threshold shall be linked to the Nifty / Sensex movement between December 01, 2003 taking base as Rs. 200 crores and present quarterly relevant date (after rounding off to the nearest Rs. 50 crores of higher of Nifty / Sensex movement).
- Newly listed scrips (IPO) and the securities which are
made available for trading in Trade for Trade segment for the
first 10 trading days with applicable price band, while
keeping the price band open on the first day of trading as per
SEBI circular no SEBI/Cir/ISD/1/2010 dated September 2, 2010
shall be dropped till the time they declare their first
- Securities transferred out of Trade for Trade segment to
Rolling settlement as per quarterly review will not be
considered for transfer to Trade for Trade in the immediately
following fortnightly review.
Criteria for quarterly review of securities:-
The detailed criteria for transfer of securities to/from Trade for Trade segment is as follows:
- Price Earnings Multiple (P/E) less than 0 or greater than or equal to upper limit # subject to a minimum of 25 as on the relevant date (#explained above in fortnightly criteria) AND
- Price variation greater than or equal to 20% plus Nifty variation for the month; subject to a minimum of 10% AND
- Volatility greater than three times Nifty volatility over a period of three months. Volatility is computed as standard deviation of log normal close to close returns.
- Price Earnings Multiple (P/E) greater than 0 but less than the upper limit # subject to a minimum of 25 as on the relevant date (#explained above in fortnightly criteria) AND
- Price variation greater than or equal to 40% plus Nifty
variation for the month AND
- Volatility greater than three times Nifty volatility over a period of three months.
Criteria C shall be applicable to securities with a market capitalization of less than 2 times of the market capitalization* arrived at for the review (*refer explanation in fortnightly criteria)
- Average daily volume variation month over month greater
than 200% + Average volume variation of CNX 500
constituents. (computed as average of average volume variation
month over month across the constituents as on relevant date,
rounded off to the nearest 5%), subject to minimum of 200%
(average daily volume in the recent month being more than 1000
- Concentration (Gross Purchase plus Gross Sales) of top 10
Clients on the basis of PAN during the month more than 25%
- Price variation greater than or equal to 20% plus Nifty variation for the month; subject to a minimum of 10%.
Number of non promoter shareholders less than 500 as per the latest shareholding pattern available with the Exchange.
Securities satisfying any of the above criteria A, B, C or
D with market capitalization greater than the calculated
threshold* (explained above) subject to the upper limit of
Rs.500 crores , shall be excluded from transfer to Trade for
Trade segment, if they satisfy any of the following
- The companies which have declared dividends or issued bonus shares in the last two years out of three years shall be excluded OR
- Securities having Institutional or government holding of more than 20% as per the latest available shareholding pattern. OR
- In case of IPO and the securities which are made available for trading in Trade for Trade segment for the first 10 trading days with applicable price band, while keeping the price band open on the first day of trading as per SEBI circular no SEBI/Cir/ISD/1/2010 dated September 2, 2010 shall be given the benefit of dividend paying record till they declare their first annual results.
Securities satisfying criteria for movement to trade for
trade segment in the preceding fortnight will not be considered
in the quarterly review for movement from trade for trade
segment to rolling segment.
Additionally, SEBI has vide circular no SEBI/Cir/ISD/1/2010 dated September 02, 2010 laid down further guidelines for shifting of a security to trade for trade segment, which are as under:
- The securities of all companies shall be traded in the normal segment of the exchange if and only if, the company has achieved at least 50% of non-promoters holding in dematerialized form by October 31, 2010 ( with the exception of the government holding in non promoter category)
- In all cases, wherein based on the latest available quarterly shareholding pattern, the companies do not satisfy above criteria, the trading in such scrips shall take place in Trade for Trade segment (TFT segment) with effect from the time schedule specified above.
- In addition to above measures, in the following cases (except for the original scrips, on which derivatives products are available or included in indices on which derivatives products are available) the trading shall take place in TFT segment for first 10 trading days with applicable price band while keeping the price band open on the first day of trading.
Merger, demerger, amalgamation, capital reduction/consolidation, scheme of arrangement, in terms of the Companies Act and/or as sanctioned by the Courts, in cases of rehabilitation packages approved by the Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction under Sick Industrial Companies Act and in cases of Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) packages by the CDR Cell of the RBI.
Securities that are being admitted to trading from another exchange by way of direct listing/MOU/securities admitted for trading under permitted category,
Where suspension of trading is being revoked after more than one year.
Besides, securities which have not established connectivity with both the depositories as per SEBI directive are available for trading in Trade for Trade segment under series BT.
Block Trading Session
The SEBI vide letter MRD/DoP/SE/Cir- 19/05 dated September 02, 2005 guidelines outlining a facility of allowing Stock Exchanges to provide separate trading window to facilitate execution of large trades. The exchange has introduced a separate trading session for the block trades from November 14, 2005.
Following are the features of Block Trades :
- Trading will be conducted in the Odd Lot market (market type ‘O’) with Book Type ‘OL’ and series ‘BL’.
- Block window sessions are available 35 minutes from the beginning of normal market trading hours i.e. the trading window shall normally remain open from 09:15 hours to 09:50 hours.
- Order should be of a minimum quantity of 5,00,000 shares or minimum value of Rs. 5 crore whichever is lower.
- Orders will get matched when both the price and the quantity match for the buy and sell order. Orders with the same price and quantity will match on time priority i.e. orders which have come into the system before will get matched first.
- The securities, base price, alert quantity applicable in the block trade session shall be same as those applicable for the corresponding Normal Market on that day. But as per SEBI requirement, member is required to put orders at a price not exceeding +/-1% from the previous close price/adjusted base price/ruling market price, as applicable, of normal market. Accordingly, every order price will be validated for +/-1% on the ruling LTP in normal market, if not available then adjusted base price and any order away from this will be rejected by the system.
- Market orders are not allowed for BL series.
Post Close Session
In accordance with SEBI letter SMD/Policy/9916/2003 dated May 20, 2003 notifying scheme / guidelines outlining a facility of providing Trading Session after normal market hours in Capital Market Segment, 'Closing Session' has been introduced by the Exchange from June 16, 2003.
Salient features of Post Close Session are as follows:
- Closing Session is available only in Normal Market Segment.
- Timings will be 3.40 PM to 4.00 PM
- Only market price orders are allowed.
- Trading will take place at single price i.e. close price of a security.
- Special Terms, Stop Loss and DQ orders are not allowed.
- Trades will be considered as Normal Market trades.
- The post close session facility is available to all the securities which are eligible for trading in Normal market in CM segment. However, if securities not traded in the normal market session will not be allowed to participate in the Closing Session.