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BSE IT index gains 3.15 pct

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Bombay Stock Exchange buildingIT stocks posted smart gains on Wednesday as IT cos’ stocks gained on expectations of strong quarterly earnings.

Oracle Financial Services Software ended 4.6 percent higher as the top gainer in the index.

Infosys Technologies, which will unveil its results on Friday, gained 2.5 percent. Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro gained 4.6 percent and 4.5 percent respectively.

Top IT services firms are set to ring in robust quarterly profits aided by strong demand from western clients, but a rising rupee is seen crimping profit margins in the second half.

Infosys shares hit record high

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Shares in Infosys Technologies, India’s second-largest outsourcer, rose as much as nearly 2 percent to a record high of 2,882 rupees on Friday on optimism about quarterly earnings next week.

InfosysThe company unveils its quarterly earnings on June 13. Its earnings are often dubbed as a trendsetter for sectoral peers.

IT counters post decent gains

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The BSE IT Index gained 1.7 percent on Tuesday as expectations of revenue growth for the June quarter pushed up export-focused outsourcing firms.

Bombay Stock ExchangeAll stocks in the IT index, except Mphasis, closed in positive territory, with Rolta India leading the list of gainers with a jump of 4.1 percent.

Strengthening rupee hurts IT counters

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- Strengthening rupee hurts IT counters Hurt by an appreciating rupee, the BSE IT index slipped 1.7 percent on Monday and ended as the worst sectoral performer among indices. The benchmark Sensex however ended 66 points higher on hopes of good earnings. Top sectoral losers NIIT and Mphasis ended down 3.7 percent and nearly 3 percent respectively. Bigger players too had a bad day, with stocks like Infosys and TCS slipping 2.2 percent and 1.7 percent respectively. D H Pai Panandiker, president of RPG Foundation, is of the view that the rupee will harden further to 42 versus the dollar if the Reserve Bank does not intervene. http://in.reuters.com/article/economicNews/idINIndia-47287920100329 The BSE IT index has gained 4.7 percent this month. In the current scenario, will you buy or sell stocks in this sector?

callcentre1-222x300Hurt by an appreciating rupee, the BSE IT index slipped 1.7 percent on Monday and ended as the worst sectoral performer among indices. The benchmark Sensex however ended 66 points higher on hopes of good earnings.

Top sectoral losers NIIT and Mphasis ended down 3.7 percent and nearly 3 percent respectively.

Good day for IT stocks

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The BSE IT index gained over 1 percent on Monday and ended as the top sectoral gainer in a Mumbai market that rose 45 points.

Shares in Infosys gained 1.5 percent to 2,568 rupees and was the top contributor to the benchmarks rise.

Firm rupee hurts IT stocks

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Shares of technology firms struggled on Thursday with the sectoral index falling 2.2 percent, as a firmer rupee dented sentiments.

The index ended as the top loser among sectors. Shares in Mphasis ended with losses of 3.2 percent.

Satyam jumps, decent gains for other IT stocks

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Shares in Mahindra Satyam gained 6.1 percent on Tuesday to close at 106.05 rupees. IT stocks in general posted decent gains, boosting the BSE IT Index 0.4 percent.

Shares in Mahindra Satyam have notched good gains, rising over 8 percent this year. Its shares had hit a low of 11.5 rupees almost a year ago after the then chief, R Raju, had confessed that the company’s profits had been overstated for years.

Lacklustre day for IT stocks

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The BSE IT index was the only sectoral index to close in the red on Monday, in a broader market that ended 183 points up.

Top IT firms Infosys Technologies and TCS were among the top Sensex losers, falling 0.83 percent and 0.63 percent respectively. Patni Computer dropped over 3 percent.

IT space struggles but Satyam soars

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INDIA-SATYAM/NATHShares in Mahindra Satyam closed nearly 8 percent higher on Thursday, bucking the trend as the overall IT space remained weak.

The BSE IT index closed 1.4 percent lower, with stocks such as Infosys and TCS ending down over 1.5 percent. Outsourcers like Infosys which get most of their revenue in dollars, felt the heat as the rupee climbed to a near 13-month high.

Good day for IT stocks, Aptech shines

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INDIATechnology stocks traded firm on Tuesday in an otherwise weak market, with the BSE IT index rising nearly 2 percent as the rupee weakened.

Thirteen of the 15-stock BSE IT index closed in the green, with Aptech leading the pack with a 16.5 percent jump.

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