TCS stock up over 2% on share buyback plan; market capitalisation rises by Rs 16,539 cr
The scrip of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) ended with over 2 percent gains on Wednesday, adding Rs 16,539 crore to its market valuation, on the company's plan to buy back shares at its board meeting later this week
New Delhi: The scrip of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) ended with over 2 percent gains on Wednesday, adding Rs 16,539 crore to its market valuation, on the company's plan to buy back shares at its board meeting later this week.
The stock gained 2.43 percent to end at Rs 1,824.20 on BSE. During the day, it rose by 2.86 percent to Rs 1,832.
On NSE, shares of the company went up by 2.41 percent to close at Rs 1,824.
The company's market valuation surged Rs 16,539.68 crore to Rs 6,98,408.68 crore.
In terms of equity volume, 3.54 lakh shares of the company were traded on BSE and over 53 lakh shares changed hands on NSE during the day.
"...the board of directors will consider a proposal for buyback of equity shares of the company, at its meeting to be held on 15 June, 2018," TCS said in a BSE filing late last night.
The Mumbai-based company, however, did not disclose any further details about the buyback proposal.
Share buybacks typically improve earnings per share and return surplus cash to shareholders, while also supporting share price during period of sluggish market condition.
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TCS market cap breaches $100 billion: Charting Tata software giant's 14-year journey on Indian bourses
Between 25 August 2004 and 23 April 2018, TCS has provided a whopping 1,341 percent return to the investor, while Infosys returned 520 percent.
TCS shares jumped 2.75 percent to close at Rs 1,841.45 on BSE. During the day, it surged 3.16 percent to Rs 1,849
Led by the gain in the stock, TCS' market capitalisation moved up by Rs 41,300.92 crore to Rs 6,52,082.92 crore ($98.65 billion)