TCS announces share buyback; Infosys and Wipro may follow

Investors eye a piece of the large cash kitty as growth slows


COMPANY NEWS | Barely a week after the US-based software services player Cognizant Technology Solutions, which has several delivery centres in India, announced plans to return $3.4 billion to its shareholders through buyback of shares and dividends, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), too, said its board would be meeting on Monday to consider a buyback plan.

In a statement to stock exchanges on Thursday, TCS said, “We would like to inform you that the board of directors will consider a proposal for buyback of equity shares of the company at its meeting to be held on February 20, 2017.” If approved, this will be TCS’ first buyback since its listing in 2004.

The Street took the news positively, as stocks of domestic information technology (IT) majors – TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies – were up 1.4-3 per cent on Thursday.


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