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Infosys buyback offer: An arbitrage worth considering

A year ago, Infosys share was trading at Rs 1,075; two years ago, it was trading at Rs 1,175

Devangshu Datta 

Devangshu Datta Should investors take the Infosys buyback offer? Here’s how to think about it in terms of arbitrage. A year ago, the share was trading at Rs 1,075; two years ago, it was trading at Rs 1,175. Say, an investor holds X shares bought over a year ago. Those shares are now offered. If the entire holding is accepted for buyback, there are tax-free profits. The investor can either park those elsewhere or buy more Infosys shares at prevailing prices, post-buyback. In the latter case, he or she may gain something and retain a long-term holding, if the post-buyback price is lower. ...

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 00:33 IST
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