TCS, Infosys, L&T triplets tank on US troubles — wiping $10 billion off tech wealth

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TCS, Infosys, L&T triplets tank on US troubles — wiping $10 billion off tech wealth
India's IT sector is bleeding due to soaring inflationBusiness Insider India
  • Indian tech giants TCS, Infosys, L&T’s tech triplets and other stocks tanked, reflecting a global meltdown.
  • Overall, the stock market crash saw Nifty IT’s market capitalisation tumble ₹80,000 crore.
  • Here’s what analysts think about the Indian IT sector’s future.
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All the IT stocks from the L&T stable, including Mindtree, tanked alongside behemoths like TCS and Infosys, wiping out ₹80,000 crore or $10 billion investor wealth amongst a handful of IT stocks.

The decline in the stocks in the Nifty IT index reflected the overall index itself, which was down by 3% as of 10 a.m. today.

TCS contributed nearly half to the decline in Nifty IT, but it is more or less in proportion to its market capitalisation when compared to the other stocks in the index.

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CompanyCMPChangeChange in market cap
L&T Infotech₹4,134-4.50%-₹3,416 crore
L&T Tech₹3,320-3.70%-₹1,346 crore
Coforge₹3,332-4.30%-₹912 crore
Mindtree₹2,932-4.20%-₹2,156 crore
Mphasis₹2,413-3.80%-₹1,792 crore
Infosys₹1,430-3.20%-₹19,815 crore
Tech Mahindra₹1,077-3.20%-₹3,454 crore
TCS₹3,269-2.70%-₹33,858 crore
Wipro₹450-2.40%-₹6,046 crore
HCL Tech₹995-2.00%-₹5,583 crore
Total-₹78,378 crore

Source: Nifty, as of 10 a.m., June 13, 2022

After globalized inflation, a globalized stock market meltdown


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Inflation has been a thorn in the side for central banks of several countries around the world. Indian central bank governor Shaktikanta Das called it ‘globalized inflation’ while hiking interest rates for the second time recently.

Today’s market crash also mirrors a major equity markets’ fall around the world after US inflation hit a 41 year high. Wall Street experienced its worst week since January this year, and US investors could be in for more pain.

This, in turn, is bad news for Indian IT companies which bank on the US for a lion’s share of its revenues. Any indication of their spending habits translate into a fall in stock value.

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Indian tech giants TCS, Infosys, L&T's tech triplets and other stocks tanked, reflecting a global meltdown. Overall, the stock market crash saw Nifty IT's market capitalisation tumble 80,000 crore. Here's what analysts think about the Indian IT sector's future. The decline in the stocks in the Nifty IT index reflected the overall index itself, which was down by 3%.

Why is Nifty IT bleeding?



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The Indian IT sector made merry after the pandemic, since companies around the globe rushed to upgrade their IT infrastructure. But with inflation becoming a pain point in most of the major economies around the world, companies are cutting back on spending. This has had a direct impact on Indian IT giants like TCS, Infosys and Wipro, among others.

“Rising margin headwinds in the near term and revenue headwinds in the medium term from a potential macro slowdown will mean that the sector’s earnings upgrade cycle is behind. We see peak revenue growth behind us and EBIT margins trending down from inflation, mean reversion,” stated a research note by JP Morgan.

The brokerage downgraded the Indian IT sector to ‘underweight’. The Nifty IT index has also seen a massive correction since the beginning of 2022 – it is down 28%.

Here’s how some of the major constituents of Nifty IT have performed this year:

CompanyCMPYTD
TCS₹3,269-15%
Infosys₹1,430-25%
Wipro₹450-37%
HCL Tech₹995-25%

Source: NSE

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@FunTechAdda $NIFTYIT.NSE Exited our $NIFTYIT.NSE Stocks on 22nd April itself with our bearish view and what v got der after is 4500 points fall in $NIFTYIT.NSE index and Expecting little more Sharing the charts of both before and after of the $NIFTYIT.NSE index as v expected...Also expecting $NIFTYIT.NSE to take support from level of 25200-25400 which was it's breakout level in monthly...

— (@FunTechAdda) June 13, 2022

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Indian tech giants TCS, Infosys, L&T's tech triplets and other stocks tanked, reflecting a global meltdown. Overall, the stock market crash saw Nifty IT's market capitalisation tumble 80,000 crore. Here's what analysts think about the Indian IT sector's future. The decline in the stocks in the Nifty IT index reflected the overall index itself, which was down by 3%.