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Mahindra Satyam shares jump on earnings

Software services exporter Mahindra Satyam jumped 11.7 percent to 64.65 rupees after the firm reported its third quarter net profit, which more than doubled from a quarter ago.

The company also said that it put a planned merger with its parent firm, Tech Mahindra, on hold.

Shares in Tech Mahindra ended 10.6 percent higher.

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Satyam jumps, decent gains for other IT stocks

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.

Other stocks like Financial Technologies gained 4 percent while Aptech ended 2.5 percent higher. Wipro gained 1.6 percent and Infosys ended marginally in the green.

IT space struggles but Satyam soars

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.

Satyam shares closed at 116.6 rupees with volumes of over 12 million shares on the BSE, its highest single-day volume since Sept 2.

Satyam gains in choppy market

Shares of Mahindra Satyam rose in an otherwise lacklustre market today, ending 5.41 percent higher at 112.95 rupees.

During market hours on Wednesday, Larsen & Toubro Ltd sought permission from market regulators to sell its stake in outsourcer Mahindra Satyam Ltd, according to a company spokesman.

L&T which lost out in the race for a controlling race in Satyam is considering the exit route, but under current conditions of sale, bidders for the company are barred from selling their stake. SATYAM/

Sensex slips 55 points in choppy trade

INDIA-BUDGETInvestors today booked profits in a market that had touched a 10-month high on Wednesday, bringing the benchmark down by 55 points.

The Sensex closed at 15,411 after recovering over 150 points from the day’s low. The index was led lower by losses in Infosys, ONGC and SBI.

Info-tech stocks stood out for their bad run, with the sectoral index shedding 2.5 percent. Infosys Technologies and Wipro lost 2.8 and 2.1 percent respectively.

Sensex extends gains, up 14 pct over 5 sessions

INDIA-MARKETS/The stock market ended 1.1 percent higher on Friday at 13,887, on account of buying by some funds, taking its gains for the week to 14 percent.

The election result has helped in restoring battered investor confidence.

Heavyweight stocks like Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and L&T led the benchmark rise.

The BSE Small-cap index gained over 3 percent as some small-cap stocks rallied. NIIT gained 23 percent, Zandu Pharma rose 20 percent and NDTV gained 16.95 percent.

Profit-taking halts 8-day Sensex rally

INDIAThe Sensex broke a long positive run today and closed below 11,000 as investors booked profits in a market that had gained over 18 percent in the eight-session rally. The benchmark close at 10947, registering a drop of almost 3 percent

The fall was led by heavyweights like Reliance Industries, which slipped 4.8 percent, L&T, which was down 5.3 percent, and ONGC, which fell 4.8 percent.

Shares in Satyam slipped over 5 percent. The Company Law Board today approved the takeover of the firm by Tech Mahindra.

Sensex up 1.5 pct, Tech Mahindra jumps after winning Satyam bid

SATYAM/A rally in global markets today saw the BSE Sensex swing from being briefly negative in early deals to over 11,000 in the last hour of trade, before closing 1.5 percent up at 10,967.

The big news of the day was Tech Mahindra winning the bid for fraud-hit Satyam Computer.

Tech Mahindra will pay $351 million for 31 percent preferential allotment of new shares in the firm.

Another deal in healthcare: what’s the magic pill?

pillsAs dealmakers everywhere struggle to get deals done, the healthcare industry seals yet another one.

Express Scripts has agreed to buy health insurer WellPoint’s prescription business for $4.68 billion in a significant expansion for the U.S. pharmacy beenfit manager. The deal will be a concoction of cash and up to $1.4 billion in common stock, and will generate more than $1 billion of incremental EBITDA.

This comes on the heels of Pfizer’s $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth, Merck’s $41.1 billion takeover of Schering Plough and Roche Holding’s $46.8 billion buyout of Genentech. Granted, this isn’t a pharma deal, but it still falls under the umbrella of the healthcare sector.

Sensex gains 1.8 pct, Satyam surges

INDIA-STOCKS/The stock market traded firm today and extended gains by 1.8 percent after an extended weekend.

The Sensex closed 186 points higher at 10,534.8, as strong Asian markets helped boost investor sentiments.

HDFC, L&T and Reliance Communications led the benchmark. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top index gainer, closing 14.2 percent higher.

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