ASX Top 50 Companies

The S&P/ASX 50 (XFL) Index comprises Australia’s large-cap equites.

The index contains the 50 largest ASX listed stocks with the cut-off being a market capitalisation of ~$5billion (AUD). Constituents account for ~62% (March 2017) of Australia’s sharemarket capitalisation.

The ASX 50 is diversified between 10 GICS Sectors. Consumer Discretionary is the only sector not represented.

There’s currently one Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that tracks the performance of the index: SPDR® S&P®/ASX 50 Fund (SFY).

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How are ASX 50 companies selected?

Constituents are selected by a committee from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

All companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) are ranked by market capitalisation. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and Listed Investment Companies (LICs) are ignored. The top 50 ASX stocks that meet minimum volume and investment benchmarks then become eligible for inclusion in the index.

Rebalances are conducted quarterly in March, June, September and December. If a significant event occurs (e.g. delisting, merger, etc.) an intra-quarter rebalance may be conducted. A minimum of two business days’ notice is given to the market.


ASX 50 List (1 June 2017)

Excel (CSV): Download

Click here for the current Share Prices (and Stock Charts)

Code Company Sector Market Cap Weight(%)
AGL AGL Energy Limited Utilities 17,337,500,000 1.4
AMC Amcor Limited Materials 17,765,900,000 1.43
AMP AMP Limited Financials 14,782,600,000 1.19
APA APA Group Stapled Utilities 10,675,100,000 0.86
ALL Aristocrat Leisure Limited Consumer Discretionary 13,920,300,000 1.12
ASX ASX Limited Financials 9,896,580,000 0.8
AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited Industrials 11,284,600,000 0.91
ANZ Australia And New Zealand Banking Group Limited Financials 82,238,400,000 6.62
BHP BHP Billiton Limited Materials 76,759,400,000 6.18
BXB Brambles Limited Industrials 16,481,700,000 1.33
CTX Caltex Australia Limited Energy 8,622,400,000 0.69
CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia Financials 137,784,000,000 11.09
CPU Computershare Limited Information Technology 7,872,560,000 0.63
CSL CSL Limited Health Care 58,724,600,000 4.73
DXS Dexus Stapled Real Estate 10,057,000,000 0.81
FMG Fortescue Metals Group LTD Materials 15,101,900,000 1.22
GMG Goodman Group Stapled Real Estate 15,207,500,000 1.22
GPT GPT Group Stapled Real Estate 9,440,530,000 0.76
IPL Incitec Pivot Limited Materials 5,770,120,000 0.46
IAG Insurance Australia Group Limited Financials 15,057,500,000 1.21
JHX James Hardie Industries PLC Cdi 1:1 Materials 8,632,260,000 0.69
LLC Lendlease Group Stapled Real Estate 9,528,060,000 0.77
MQG Macquarie Group Limited Financials 30,512,600,000 2.46
MPL Medibank Private Limited Financials 7,573,510,000 0.61
MGR Mirvac Group Stapled Real Estate 8,448,680,000 0.68
NAB National Australia Bank Limited Financials 80,583,800,000 6.49
NCM Newcrest Mining Limited Materials 16,216,700,000 1.31
OSH Oil Search Limited 10T Energy 10,833,000,000 0.87
ORI Orica Limited Materials 7,403,140,000 0.6
ORG Origin Energy Limited Energy 13,514,400,000 1.09
QAN Qantas Airways Limited Industrials 9,059,210,000 0.73
QBE QBE Insurance Group Limited Financials 17,699,200,000 1.42
RHC Ramsay Health Care Limited Health Care 13,929,500,000 1.12
RIO RIO Tinto Limited Materials 26,643,500,000 2.14
STO Santos Limited Energy 6,998,580,000 0.56
SCG Scentre Group Stapled Real Estate 22,681,500,000 1.83
SHL Sonic Healthcare Limited Health Care 9,708,580,000 0.78
S32 SOUTH32 Limited Materials 14,038,900,000 1.13
SGP Stockland Stapled Real Estate 11,414,800,000 0.92
SUN Suncorp Group Limited Financials 17,891,000,000 1.44
SYD Sydney Airport Forus Industrials 16,738,700,000 1.35
TLS Telstra Corporation Limited Telecommunication Services 52,330,500,000 4.21
TCL Transurban Group Stapled Industrials 25,284,100,000 2.04
TWE Treasury Wine Estates Limited Consumer Staples 9,610,520,000 0.77
VCX Vicinity Centres Stapled Real Estate 10,925,900,000 0.88
WES Wesfarmers Limited Consumer Staples 48,415,000,000 3.9
WFD Westfield Corporation Stapled Real Estate 17,622,200,000 1.42
WBC Westpac Banking Corporation Financials 102,377,000,000 8.24
WPL Woodside Petroleum Limited Energy 27,084,600,000 2.18
WOW Woolworths Limited Consumer Staples 33,719,500,000 2.71


Archived Lists


Sector breakdown

All S&P/ASX Indices use the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) to categorise constituents according to their principal business activity.

The S&P/ASX 50 Index only contains 10 of the 11 GICS Sectors. Consumer Discretionary is not represented.

Data updated: 7 April 2017

See the Excel spreadsheet for Sector Breakdown data.


PE Ratio & Dividend Yield

Fundamental data for the S&P/ASX 50 Index is weight-adjusted by market capitalisation. Companies with zero or negative values are ignored.

Data updated: 7 April 2017


Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

ETFs are managed funds that track a benchmark. They trade on the ASX like ordinary shares using their ticker code. The goal of an index fund is to replicate the performance of the underlying index, less fees and expenses.

As at 10 October 2016, the SPDR® S&P®/ASX 50 Fund (SFY) is the only ETF that tracks the performance of the S&P/ASX 50 Index.

Manager: State Street Global Advisors
Inception: 31 August 2001
Mgmt Fee: 0.286%
Fact Sheet: Link

Additional Information

S&P/ASX 50 FactSheet (PDF)

S&P/ASX 50 Share Prices & Charts