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Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Satyam gain on Mahindra-Cisco deal

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Shares of Mahindra group firm Tech Mahindra jumped 9.26 percent to 739 rupees, while outsourcer Mahindra Satyam rose 3.7 percent to 64.90 rupees after an agreement between Mahindra group and Cisco Systems was announced.

Mahindra group is partnering with U.S. telecom equipment maker Cisco Systems to provide a range of services including cloud computing.

For the year, Tech Mahindra has fallen over 25 percent while Mahindra Satyam rose over 20 percent.

Do you think there will be more upside for Mahindra Satyam after the Cisco alliance?

Mahindra Satyam dives after results

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Shares in Mahindra Satyam ended 8.7 percent lower at 90.25 rupees on Thursday after the company reported a net loss for 2009 and 2010 after market hours the previous day.

For the year ended March 2010, Satyam posted a net loss of 1.25 billion rupees on revenue of 54.8 billion rupees. For fiscal 2009, it had a loss of 81.77 billion, wiping out most of the revenue of 88.13 billion rupees.

Mahindra Satyam jumps 11 pct

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Shares in Mahindra Satyam ended 10.6 percent higher at 91.40 rupees after gaining over 11 percent in trade on Friday after the outsourcer won a multi-million dollar deal from a large health insurer a day earlier.

Earlier last month, a court in Hyderabad granted bail to the former chairman and founder of outsourcer Satyam Computer Services, subsequently renamed Mahindra Satyam, in a case of accounting fraud that turned out to be India’s biggest corporate scandal.

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