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January 10, 2014
11:38 EDTWIT, INFY, CTSHInfosys hits 52-week high after raising full year revenue view
Shares of IT services consultant Infosys (INFY) are rallying after the company’s third quarter results exceeded expectations and it raised its full year revenue view. WHAT'S NEW: Infosys reported third quarter earnings per share of 81c and revenue of $2.1B, compared to analysts’ consensus estimates of 75c and $2.08B, respectively. The company raised its fiscal 2014 revenue growth outlook to 11.5%-12% from 9%-10%, citing an improving global economic environment. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, analyst commentary was positive on Infosys. Citigroup said it maintains its positive view on Infosys and kept a Buy rating on the stock. Citi noted that Infosys management suggested that there is likely to be slight uptick in demand, with U.S. and Europe on the recovery path. Another firm, RW Baird, maintained an Outperform rating with price target of $65. Baird said it expects the stock to trade up 3 to 4% today based on the company's Q3 results, which it called "solid." PRICE ACTION: Infosys shares trading in New York rose $2.92 or 5.2% to $59.07 on heavy volume in morning trade. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $59.52. Over the past twelve months, the stock is up 34%. OTHERS TO WATCH: Infosys’ competitors include Wipro (WIT) and Cognizant (CTSH), which are both higher in morning trading as well.
News For INFY;WIT;CTSH From The Last 14 Days
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November 21, 2014
09:04 EDTCTSHImmigration reform to have modest impact on IT services stocks, says Bernstein
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November 18, 2014
12:50 EDTINFYInfosys BPO unit fires CFO, unit CEO resigns
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10:15 EDTCTSHHigh option volume stocks
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07:36 EDTCTSHUBS to hold a conference
Global Technology Conference to be held in Sausalito, California on November 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on November 18 at 10:45 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
November 13, 2014
08:52 EDTINFYInfosys among suitors for Airbus' CIMPA unit, Economic Times says
Infosys (INFY) is among the suitors looking to acquire CIMPA, the engineering services unit of Airbus (EADSY), said Economic Times, citing people familiar with the matter, who added that Infosys could also get a revenue assurance from Airbus as part of a deal. Reference Link
November 12, 2014
05:25 EDTCTSHCognizant acquires Odecee in Australia, terms not disclosed
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November 11, 2014
10:00 EDTCTSHOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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05:41 EDTCTSHCognizant downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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November 10, 2014
10:04 EDTWITOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded at Oppenheimer... American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... BP (BP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Callon Petroleum (CPE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... EP Energy (EPE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eaton Vance (EV) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Ecopetrol (EC) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... General Mills (GIS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Genworth (GNW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... MasTec (MTZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Performant Financial (PFMT) downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Petrobras (PBR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... R.R. Donnelley (RRD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark Co.... Rex Energy (REXX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Salix (SLXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... Siemens (SIEGY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Solazyme (SZYM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Stonegate Mortgage (SGM) downgraded to Market Perform at FBR Capital... Syngenta (SYT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC... ViaSat (VSAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Vistaprint (VPRT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded at Sterne Agee... WesBanco (WSBC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Whiting USA Trust II (WHZ) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... Wipro (WIT) downgraded to Sell from Buy at UBS... XOMA (XOMA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Yanzhou Coal (YZC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
06:06 EDTWITWipro downgraded to Sell from Buy at UBS
UBS downgraded Wipro two notches to Sell from Buy based on slower demand and lower digital exposure.

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