In terms of market capitalisation, TCS has the largest market-cap and is ahead of companies like Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, ITC, Hindustan Unilever
(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.
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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.
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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.