D-Street Buzz: IT stocks trade in the red led by Coforge, Mphasis; HCL Tech, Infosys, Wipro shed 1% each


The IT index was down over a percent dragged by Coforge which fell 3 percent followed by Infosys, Mphasis, Tech Mahindra and Wipro.

The Indian stock market continues trading in the red with Sensex down 301.29 points or 0.61 percent at 49282.87, and the Nifty falling 92.50 points or 0.63 percent at 14503.10.

Among the sectors, the IT index was down over a percent dragged by Coforge which was down 3 percent followed by Infosys, Mphasis, Tech Mahindra and Wipro.

Share price of HCL Tech was trading lower by almost 2 percent after the company declared its Q3 numbers. India’s third-largest software services provider reported a 26.7 percent jump in consolidated profit for the quarter ended December 2020 at Rs 3,982 crore, versus Rs 3,142 crore in the previous quarter.


Infosys share price is trading in the red despiet the company reporting a strong beat on all parameters in the December quarter earnings, with upward revision in full-year constant currency revenue growth as well as margin guidance following a record deal wins.

CLSA has reiterated “buy” call on the stock and raised target to Rs 1,620 from Rs 1,480. Credit Suisse has kept an “outperform” rating and raised the target to Rs 1,810 from Rs 1,450.

Wipro stock was down a percent on January 15. The IT major reported a consolidated profit of Rs 2,966.70 crore for the October-December quarter, rising 20.8 percent compared to Rs 2,455.80 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

Credit Suisse has increased FY21E EPS of Wipro by 7 percent & FY22-23e EPS by 9-12 percent, while higher or lower-than-expected growth & sharp forex movement are the key risks.

Morgan Stanley has kept underweight on the stock and raised target to Rs 410. It raised FY21-F23 EPS by 5-6 percent on back of a strong Q3 & improved demand environment. Jefferies has kept an underperform rating on the stock with target at Rs 400.

The most active IT stocks on NSE in terms of value was HCL Tech where 1,26,14,368 shares were traded followed by Infosys (80,22,548) and TCS where 24,50,778 shares were traded.

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Sandip Das