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TCS becomes first Indian IT company to cross $100 bn in market-cap

April 23, 2018 7:07 pm Category: GALLERY, SLIDER NEWS A+ / A-

tcs in india topIn terms of market capitalisation, TCS has the largest market-cap and is ahead of companies like
Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, ITC, Hindustan Unilever

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has become the first Indian $100 billion- dollar company in terms of
market capitalisation (market-cap) in the IT pack, after the stock hit a new high on Monday in intra-
day trade.

The counter hit a new high of Rs 3,557, up 4.4% in intra-day trade, extending its Friday’s 6.7% surge,
as the company reported better-than-expected March quarter earnings in post market hours on Thursday.
TCS also announced 1:1 bonus shares i.e. one bonus shares of Rs 1 face value each for every share held
in the company to its investors.

The 11% rise in the company’s scrip in past two trading days helped it cross Rs 6.81 trillion ($103
billion) in market-cap at around 10:33 am, the BSE data shows. The rupee was trading at 66.21 against the
US dollar.

However, at the end of Monday’s trade, the market-cap dipped below $100 billion level (Rs 6.54
trillion) to $ 98.44 billion as the stock erased its entire morning gains to end flat at Rs 3,415. TCS
currently accounts for 11% of the total market cap of the S&P BSE Sensex of Rs 60.81 trillion.

In terms of market capitalisation, TCS raks ahead of Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, ITC, Hindustan
Unilever, HDFC, Maruti Suzuki and Infosys.

In its recent report, analysts at Nomura, however, have maintained a reduce rating on the stock with a
target price of Rs 2,750.

“We retain Reduce as we find valuations expensive at ~20x FY20F and see risk to street expectations of
~double-digit constant currency (CC) revenue growth and flattish margins. Our caution stems from: 1)
large segments US/BFSI remaining weak, growing at low- to mid-single digits y-y, with clarity on BFSI
still a quarter away amid risks from insourcing at large US Banks,” Ashwin Mehta and Rishit Parikh of
Nomura said in a recent report.

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