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Nifty IT index hits 52-week high as Accenture raises revenue guidance

TCS, Infosys, MindTree, Polaris Consulting, Sonata Software, Hexaware Technologies, Ramco Systems and L&T Infotech were up 1% to 7% on the NSE.

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 


Shares of information technology (IT) companies were trading higher with the hitting 52-week high of 11,432 in intra-day trade on Friday after Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2018 after the company reported a better than expected first-quarter results. At 11:25 AM; was up 0.54% at 11,436 points as compared to 0.36% rise in the Nifty 50 index at 10,478 points.

Thus far in the December 2017, the IT index outperformed the market slightly by gaining 2.8% against 2.4% rise in the benchmark index. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and MindTree from the were up more than 1%, while Polaris Consulting Services, Sonata Software, Hexaware Technologies, Ramco Systems, L&T Infotech and eClerx Service from the non-index stocks gain between 3% and 7%. hit an intra-day high of Rs 1,034, up 1.2%, trading close to its 52-week high of Rs 1,044 touched on March 24, 2017 in intra-day deal. The board of directors of will schedule to meet on January 11, 2018 and January 12, 2018 to consider financial results for the quarter ended December 2017. Accenture Plc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, as the consulting and outsourcing services provider gained from its push into digital and cloud services, the Reuters report suggested. The company also forecast current-quarter revenue between $9.15 billion and $9.40 billion, the low end of which was in line with analysts' estimates, added report. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL REPORT.

First Published: Fri, December 22 2017. 11:39 IST