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Good day for technology counters

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Technology shares rose on Wednesday as Indian firms cheered robust results and guidance from U.S. peer Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Cognizant on Tuesday reported a profit that topped market estimates for the sixth straight quarter, helped by a surge in discretionary projects, and also raised its 2010 revenue outlook.

Shares in TCS rose as much as 4.5 percent to a record high of 871 rupees in trade. Infosys gained 3 percent while Wipro rose 4 percent.

The BSE IT Index, which saw all stocks closing in the green, ended with gains of 3.2 percent as the top sectoral gainer.

Wipro ends lower after results

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Profit sales saw Wipro shares end 0.8 percent lower on Friday after the firm reported a forecast-beating, 31-percent rise in quarterly profit.

The firm said it was seeing strong business environment, which helped pull up sectoral stocks early in the day. The stock had risen as much as 4.2 percent in trade.

Tech firms gain

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The BSE IT index ended 3.9 percent higher on Tuesday as the overall 30-share sensitive index ended 0.59 percent down.

Infosys Technologies raised its annual sales forecast as big financial services clients boost orders in an improving global economy, pointing to an industry recovery.

Infosys, HDFC Bank touch 52-week highs

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The BSE Sensex closed 52 points lower on Wenesday, but many top counters touched their 52-week highs in trade, Thomson Reuters data shows.

Top IT stocks Infosys, Wipro and TCS touched their 1-year highs as the BSE IT index closed 0.7 percent higher.

Outsourcers slide on rising rupee

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Shares in top IT firms plunged on concerns the rising rupee would squeeze margins in the export-driven sector.

IT bellwether Infosys dropped 2.5 percent, while Wipro and TCS fell 4.2 and 3.3 percent respectively.

IT stocks shine in a weak market

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INTERNET-DISRUPTION/The BSE IT index gained 2.6 percent in choppy but dull trade on Monday.

Top IT companies posted smart gains with Patni Computer leading the sectoral index with a 7 percent rise. Shares of Wipro, TCS and Infosys touched their 52-week highs.

Many of these firms reported better-than-expected Q1 numbers last month.

The rupee movement versus the dollar has also been supportive for this industry, which receives significant revenue in foreign currency. The rupee has strengthened to below 48/dollar from near 52/dollar levels in March this year.

Market choppy on profit booking

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The Sensex closed marginally lower after a choppy session on Tuesday, as investors booked profits after the market rose over 10 percent in the previous two sessions.INDIA-STOCKS/6PCT

The benchmark closed 3.6 points down at 12,131.08, while the Nifty ended 0.2 percent higher at 3,661.90.

Sensex choppy on mixed bag of results

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The BSE Sensex closed 0.74 percent lower on Wednesday as weak Asian markets dampened sentiments and investors booked profits for a third session.

The benchmark erased early gains and closed 80.57 points down at 10,817.54, while the Nifty ended 1.04 percent down at 3330.3.MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKS/

Obama magic fails to fire up markets

Bad day for the equity markets as the Sensex plunged 3.5 percent to close at 8779.

The Obama magic failed to enthuse investors which was evident from the 4 percent fall in Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) after his inaugural speech.

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